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The North Queensland Cowboys will be desperate to arrest their losing streak when they play the South Sydney Rabbitohs at QCB Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:30pm (AEST).
It was a sixth straight loss for North Queensland last week – the longest active losing run in the NRL. After encouraging performances in close losses to Penrith, Manly and Canberra, it was bitterly disappointing to see them get blown away by lowly Gold Coast. With a tough draw to finish the year off, the Cowboys need to lift.
The Rabbitohs strung together successive wins after seeing off the Broncos last week, but they would also be looking to lift as the finals race heats up. With some crucial matches to come in their run home, this is precisely the type of game where Souths need to bank the points.
The Cowboys have dropped their last four matches against South Sydney, including last year’s two meetings 32-16 in Magic Round and 30-18 at home. North Queensland have only won two of seven matches at their new home ground this season – dropping the last three in a row. Souths haven’t played at the venue yet, but did win on their last two visits to Townsville.
Kick-off: 5:30pm (AEST)
Venue: QCB Stadium, Townsville
TV: Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, NRL Live Pass
1. Scott Drinkwater, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Tom Opacic, 4. Connelly Lemeulu, 5. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 6. Ben Hampton, 7. Michael Morgan, 8. Josh McGuire, 9. Reece Robson, 10. Jordan McLean, 11. Mitchell Dunn, 12. Coen Hess, 13. Jason Taumalolo
Bench/Reserves: 14. Jake Granville, 15. Tom Gilbert, 16. Emry Pere, 17. Francis Molo, 18. Shane Wright, 19. Jake Clifford, 20. Corey Jensen, 22. Esan Marsters
1. Latrell Mitchell, 2. Alex Johnston, 3. Campbell Graham, 4. Dane Gagai, 5. Jaxson Paulo, 6. Cody Walker, 7. Adam Reynolds, 8. Tevita Tavola, 9. Damien Cook, 10. Tom Burgess, 11. Jaydn Su’A, 12. Bayley Sironen, 13. Cameron Murray
Bench/Reserves: 14. Mark Nicholls, 15. Liam Knight, 16. Patrick Mago, 17. Keaon Koloamatangi, 18. Jack Johns, 19. Corey Allan, 20. Troy Dargan, 21. Kurt Dillon