The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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03-04-2010 07:30PM at Dairy Farmers Stadium
Cowboys coach Neil Henry has named Ray Thompson to partner Thurston in the halves. This will be good for the up-and-coming Thompson and even better for North Qld in the long run. Thurston has been crying out for some help in attack and the Grant Rovelli experiment ended with a whimper last week. So now seems the perfect time to blood a new five eighth: at home against a Gold Coast team that loses potency and direction without captain Scott Prince.
However, the Titans have enough depth to cover this loss with William Zillman coming into the starting squad and a forward pack that is healthy, talented and aggressive in defense. Judging from the way he destroyed the Raiders last week, Greg Bird is finding some form and will be too much for the Cowboys whose home ground does not bring the same advantages it once did. Keep an eye on Thompson though, the kid is talented.
My Man of the Match Prediction: Greg Bird
My Tip: Titans 18-14
|North Queensland Cowboys Gold Coast Titans|
|2009||Round 21||Skilled Park, Robina QLD||North Queensland Cowboys||34-18|
|2009||Round 5||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Gold Coast Titans||14-10|
|2008||Round 23||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Gold Coast Titans||26-20|
|2008||Round 1||Skilled Park, Robina||Gold Coast Titans||36-18|
|2007||Round 8||Gold Coast Stadium||North Queensland Cowboys||24-10|