Time to look ahead to Sunday's decider! Rob Crosby has a full look at both teams and what to expect ...
17 hours ago
24-07-2010 07:30PM at Dairy Farmers Stadium
Somehow, whilst playing as bad as they have been, the Cowboys still provide hope that they will play an entertaining brand of football. This hope is all that the lovely people of Townsville will have apart from wishing for a quick and painless end to this abominable season. Speaking of which, they face the Knights on Saturday night in a match destined for Fox Sports' 9.30pm timeslot.
Completion rates will be low, errors high, tries soft and Luke O'Donnell angry in this one as the competition's cellar dwellers play for pride and not much else. The Cowboys forwards seem to have a little more firepower and that should be enough to give Jonathan Thurston space to work some magic. He does so by linking up nicely with the increasingly impressive Arana Taumata and old mate Matt Bowen.
My Man of the Match Prediction: Johnathan Thurston
My Tip: Cowboys 30-20
|North Queensland Cowboys Newcastle Knights|
|2010||NRL - Round 6||EnergyAustralia Stadium||Newcastle Knights||36-18|
|2009||Round 24||Energy Australia Stadium, Newcastle||Newcastle Knights||32-26|
|2009||Round 11||Dairy Farmers Stadium||North Queensland Cowboys||36-10|
|2008||Round 24||EnergyAustralia Stadium||Newcastle Knights||38-24|
|2008||Round 14||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Newcastle Knights||30-18|