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06-08-2010 07:35PM at Dairy Farmers Stadium
As the Cowboys wander aimlessly into the setting sun that is season 2010 with Mad Monday celebrations already on their mind, the mighty Brisbane Broncos head into Townsville as pronounced favourites for Friday night's match at Dairy Farmers Stadium. Rightly so. The Cowboys have not produced a convincing 80 minute performance for some time and difficult to predict they suddenly do so here.
So I won't. Brisbane's hangover from last weekend's exhausting victory over the Dragons will only last for the opening 20 minutes but as always, Darren Lockyer will spark the comeback. North Queensland show plenty of energy early but fade away as the visitors continue their run towards the finals. Willie Tonga v Israel Folau a highlight but it will be the Broncos forwards who dominate at the back end of this Queensland derby.
My Man of the Match Prediction: Corey Parker
My Tip: Broncos 26-14
|North Queensland Cowboys Brisbane Broncos|
|2010||NRL - Round 1||Suncorp Stadium||Brisbane Broncos||30-24|
|2009||Round 25||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Brisbane Broncos||16-10|
|2009||Round 1||Suncorp Stadium||Brisbane Broncos||19-18|
|2008||Round 19||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Brisbane Broncos||32-18|
|2008||Round 3||Suncorp Stadium||Brisbane Broncos||36-2|