Honouring Stan Carpenter...
23 hours ago
01-05-2010 07:30PM at Dairy Farmers Stadium
Referee: Gavin Badger and Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: David Abood and Luke Phillips
Referee: Phil Cooley
You have to feel for North Queensland in this match. They are a very good chance of losing in a matchup against the best in the NRL; the best team that money can buy; the benchmark. Here's hoping the two points actually get given to someone and the Cowboys can get up. It would be a nice win for a team struggling with consistency this season. However, with the form of Willie Mason and Willie Tonga, there could be big result for them on the cards.
Unfortunately those cards tell me that the Storm have hidden an ace up their sleeve and will be dealing from the bottom of the deck: They will be too strong for the home side. There might be a 'come down' from the emotional high of last week for Melbourne but Craig Bellamy probably won't allow this to happen. Great battle of arguably the two best halfbacks in the competition will see the Storm come home stronger and the Cowboys lose their fourth in a row. Interesting to see how opposition fans react to the visitors.
My Man of the Match Prediction: Billy Slater
My Tip: Storm 24-14
|North Queensland Cowboys Melbourne Storm|
|2009||Round 22||Olympic Park, Melbourne||Melbourne Storm||20-8|
|2009||Round 3||Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville||Melbourne Storm||26-12|
|2008||Round 15||Olympic Park Stadium, Melb||Melbourne Storm||48-20|
|2008||Round 7||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Melbourne Storm||12-10|
|2007||Round 14||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Melbourne Storm||58-12|