Sad Tigers' Tale For Cowboys In Sydney

Picture: Gregg Porteous/
The Tigers will be without star fullback James Tedesco through injury. Picture: Gregg Porteous/

Tigers v Cowboys
Saturday April 12 – 7.35pm (AEST)
Campbelltown Stadium

Form Guide:
Tigers: LWWLW
Cowboys: WLLLW

Things You Need To Know:
Cowboys winger Matthew Wright retains his place ahead of Kyle Feldt, while enforcer Jason Taumalolo is named despite being under an injury cloud. The Tigers are coming off a dominant win over Manly but have lost boom fullback James Tedesco (ankle) and Braith Anasta (suspension). Kurtis Rowe makes his debut at fullback while Blake Austin slots into five-eighth.

Reason To Watch:
Who knows what the Cowboys will dish up. If they come out firing as they did last week, and the Tigers continue their brilliant form, this one will be worth cancelling your Saturday night plans for. The duel between young promising half Luke Brooks and the experienced Johnathan Thurston will be one to savour.

Reason To Turn Away:
North Queensland hate travelling. And there is no more inhospitable destination than Campbelltown. Not many palm trees there. It's a long, long way from balmy Townsville.

Say What:

"Knocking off one of the premiership favourites (Manly) is a big win for us. There's a quiet confidence already within the squad and within the joint." – Tigers skipper Robbie Farah

Final Word:
Despite their brilliant performance last week, the Cowboys' form on the road weighs too heavily against them. We just can't get that 4244km round trip from Townsville to Campbelltown and back out of our heads. Tigers by 6.

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