Cowboys and Broncos clash will be a blockbuster
After spending most of the year near the top of the ladder, the Cowboys missed out on a top four berth in the finals. However, they earned themselves the perfect consolation prize – a final against the Broncos at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
For a long time, the ‘big brother’ Broncos have showed their dominance over the Cowboys. The Cowboys couldn’t win a game against the Broncos for their first ten years in the competition.
In 2004, the Cowboys finally won their first match against the Broncos 10-0, in just their second ever finals appearance.
Now, history can repeat itself, with the Cowboys riding the momentum of four straight wins and showcasing greater consistency, potent attack and improved defence.
On the other hand, the Broncos have stumbled into the finals winning one of the past seven, just scraping past Penrith in the final round. However, it is unwise to write off the Broncos come finals time, as they step up another level.
Currently, the Cowboys are 2-0 over the Broncos in one year for the first time ever.
If they play like they have been in the back end of 2012, it is possible they go 3-0 and eliminate the Broncos from the finals.
The game has potential to be a classic. It’s high stakes rugby league, with tonight’s game will the last of the year for one of the teams.
In front of a capacity Dairy Farmers Stadium, this will be a intense Queensland derby.
It has been billed as the Queensland grand final. May the best team prevail.