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    Cowboys vs Sea Eagles

    NRL, 18 March, 2017

    1300SMILES Stadium
    Fulltime - Cowboys 8, Sea Eagles 30
    Cowboys   Sea Eagles
    8 FINAL SCORE 30
    1 TRIES 4
    Referee: Henry Peranara
    Touch judges: Rohan Best & Phil Henderson
    Video Referee: Luke Patten

    Match result:

    The Manly Sea Eagles kick-started their season with a surprising win over the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday night.

    » Click here to read the full match report

    Final score
    North Queensland Cowboys 8
    Manly Sea Eagles 30

    Match preview:

    The North Queensland Cowboys are looking to maintain their unbeaten run when they host the Manly Sea Eagles. Join The Roar from 9pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.

    Coming off a thrilling golden point win over Queensland rivals the Brisbane Broncos, the Cowboys will be looking for a more decisive win over a struggling Manly side.

    Johnathan Thurston came to rescue again, kicking a picture-perfect field goal to give his side the 21-10 win in North Queensland’s second golden point win in as many games.

    The Cowboys are less than 100 per cent, with Matt Scott, Jason Taumalolo, Lachlan Coote and Antonio Winterstein missing this clash, leaving both the pack and backline exposed.

    Nate Myles will be looking to expose these gaps when he leads his forwards in a must-win game for Manly.

    The Cowboys are off to a good start this year, undefeated to day with a 20-16 win over the Canberra Raiders and a golden point win over the Brisbane Broncos last weekend.

    Manly, on the other hand, are at the opposite end of the scale – they lost to the Eels 12-20 in Round 1, and the Rabbitohs 18-38 in Round 2.

    Despite losing two in a row, the Sea Eagles do have the quality to win this game.

    The Trbojevic brothers look dangerous every time they get the ball and if Daly Cherry-Evans can find some space he will give the Cowboys a lot to think about.

    Manly have struggled to get the ball they need to give the likes of Cherry-Evans and Tom Trbojevic space, and with the Cowboys averaging a completion rate of 81 per cent, it’s not like their making many mistakes.

    If North Queensland can continue to control the ball, they should get their third straight win.

    Cowboys by 8

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    • 11:12am
      Phillzill said | 11:12am | ! Report

      What now shoulder charge is send off affence chekin let cowboys get away with it against Bronco’s twice OMG

    • Roar Rookie

      3_Hats SSTID 2014 said | 8:15am | ! Report

      I said in the Pre-Season that the Cows forwards would struggle without Tamou and Hannant.
      Now with Scott out, they are SHOT.

      Fancy losing to Manly at Home with 4 Front Rowers out?

    • Roar Guru

      Keith Sheldon said | 11:04pm | ! Report

      Our attack was a little all over the shop and you can tell there are still problems there. DCE or Walker would shake off a tackle and have no support runners close to the opposition line. But I can’t fault Manly’s defence.

      For a team with two props playing, one of them being Nate Myles we played ridiculously well.

    • Roar Guru

      Isaac Nowroozi said | 10:51pm | ! Report

      Thank you to everyone who joined The Roar for this live blog, we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

    • Roar Guru

      Isaac Nowroozi said | 10:50pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: North Queensland Cowboys 8 – 30 Manly Sea Eagles

    • Roar Guru

      Isaac Nowroozi said | 10:49pm | ! Report

      80′ – The Sea Eagles get the ball back off the kick-off, and eventually the siren sounds for full time.

      What a win for Manly.

      COWBOYS 8
      SEA EAGLES 30

    • 10:47pm
      Dj01 said | 10:47pm | ! Report

      Cowboys are goneski this year without Matt Scott.

      • 11:03pm
        chump said | 11:03pm | ! Report

        lolo will make a difference when he’s back.

        Ponga was a bit found out tonight, but it would have been very hard for him with the forwards putting down that platform.

        • 12:18am
          Dj01 said | 12:18am | ! Report

          Don’t see much of an improvement with Taumalolo back either. It’s a lot easier for defenses to give all their attention to one player (Taumalolo) without Scott there Taumalolo’s impact is limited. Scott is massive loss for their forwards, his absence will be felt.

    • Roar Guru

      Isaac Nowroozi said | 10:47pm | ! Report


      Walker successfully converts for the seventh time.

      COWBOYS 8
      SEA EAGLES 30

    • Roar Guru

      Isaac Nowroozi said | 10:46pm | ! Report

      78′ – TRY SEA EAGLES

      Lane makes a great run before getting the offload to Hastings who puts the ball down near the posts!

      COWBOYS 8
      SEA EAGLES 28

    • Roar Guru

      Isaac Nowroozi said | 10:43pm | ! Report

      76′ – Manly manage to hold off the Cowboys once again, but have a line dropout.

      Cowboys to get yet another set of six.

      COWBOYS 8
      SEA EAGLES 24

    • Roar Guru

      Isaac Nowroozi said | 10:40pm | ! Report

      74′ – Ponga knocks the ball on and once again the Sea Eagles survive!

      What defence from Manly! They will get the scrum feed from 10 out of their own try line.

      COWBOYS 8
      SEA EAGLES 24

    • Roar Guru

      Isaac Nowroozi said | 10:39pm | ! Report

      73′ – It’s another penalty for the Cowboys. Is there a sin binning looming?

      COWBOYS 8
      SEA EAGLES 24

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