Gold Coast Titans vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL live scores, blog
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Gold Coast Vs. Nth Queensland
2012 NRL Premiership Season, 1 June, 2012
|Skilled Park, Robina, QLD|
|Gold Coast 28 defeated Nth Queensland 12|
|Gold Coast||Nth Queensland|
|Referee: S Hayne|
|Touch judges: D Abood & Dave Munro|
The Gold Coast Titans have won consecutive matches for the first time since 2010 and will be looking to win three straight tonight when they clash against Queensland rivals the North Queensland Cowboys. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEST.
The Cowboys might have expected to have it all their own way against the Titans tonight, as they sit nicely up in sixth place on the NRL ladder compared to the Titans’ 12th.
However, the Gold Coast are coming off consecutive wins against the Bulldogs and Knights respectively and will quitely fancy their chances of causing an upset.
North Queensland succumbed to the Tigers last week and will be desperate to reclaim their place inside the top four with a win against the Titans.
With the likes of Scott Prince, Nate Myles, Ashley Harrison and Greg Bird all starting to hit form however, the Gold Coast will be a tough nut to crack at home.
Although they currently reside in 12th position, the Titans have vastly improved their performances over the past few weeks, winning three of their past five matches.
The Gold Coast however do face a litmus test of sorts tonight as they play a Cowboys outfit coming off a loss to the Tigers last week.
The forward battle tonight should be a beauty with in-form Cowboys props Matt Scott and James Tamou squaring off against Origin stars Bird, Harrison and Myles.
Tamou in particular has to be kept quite tonight if the Titans are to give themselves the best chance of defeating the Cowboys.
The NSW Origin prop was outstanding against the Tigers last week, chasing down Benji Marshall in defence before making a tremendous break of his own which led to a try to Cowboys centre Ashley Graham.
If Tamou is able to reproduce last week’s performance, the Titans will have a hard time containing a Cowboys attack that is immensely difficult to stop when defending on the back foot, particularly with Johnathon Thurston in such fine form.
The Titans however do have danger men of their own, with Prince and Srama very capable of causing havoc around the ruck if the Cowboys fail to muscle up in the middle of the field.
Although they are at opposite ends of the NRL ladder, the Titans and Cowboys both have a lot to play for tonight, and it may take a piece of Thurston or Matthew Bowen magic to get the Cowboys home.
Cowboys by 6
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