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North Queensland Cowboys v Canterbury Bulldogs
The North Queensland Cowboys take on the Canterbury Bulldogs in this round 6 match up from the NRL in Australia and the great news for fans is that you can watch all of the action live online via our NRL live streaming partners.
Both the Cowboys and the Bulldogs have made poor starts to the new season and whilst it was expected that the bulldogs would struggle, the poor start by the Cowboys has caught most fans and pundits by surprise.
With so much quality amongst their ranks and with arguably the world’s best player in Johnathan Thurston, to see the Cowboys go into this round down in 14th place is quite something.
Thankfully for home fans they face a team who have made just a bad a start to the season as them as the Doggies go into this round down in 15th place but with just 1 win a piece so far this season, both teams are already looking at a must win predicament if they are to start moving up the table as if you get dragged into that wooden spoon battle, it gets harder and harder to get out as the rounds progress.
Both teams have just the 1 win from their opening 5 rounds with the Cowboys coming into this game on the back of 4 straight defeats whilst the Doggies have lost their last 2.
Lachlan Coote is named to return at full back so Hampton goes into the centres with Javid Bowen in reserve
The Doggies make no changes although their is a doubt over Jackson.
Although the Cowboys haven’t really shown their class this season, they have still shown a lot more n both attack and defence than the Doggies and with the gulf in quality between the 2 sides we can only see this game been a comfortable win for the home side and that could be just what they need to kick start their season.
The return of Coote to full back should see the Cowboys have a much more balanced attack but a lot will depend on whether he is fully fit for such a demanding role.
Score Prediction North Queensland Cowboys by 14