NRL Match Previews - North Queensland v Canterbury (Round 24)

21-08-2010 07:30PM at Dairy Farmers Stadium

Referee: Jason Robinson and Gavin Reynolds
Touch Judges: Daniel Eastwood and Gavin West
Referee: Phil Cooley

Super Saturday continues from Townsville in this blockbuster as the Bulldogs head north to face the North Queensland Cowboys. For those of you still awake after flicking between the Sharks v Storm match and the election, this one will be worth the wait. By kick off on delayed telecast, you may well know who holds the fate of the country in their hands and if this strikes as much fear into you as it does me, the Dogs v Cowboys is just the elixir you need to lift your spirits.  

Sarcasm aside, there are some stories to tell in this one. Jamal Idris lines up in the second row, meaning he may well run into Willie Mason a few times in the opening exchanges... Arana Taumata faces one of the 15 clubs that tore up his contract..... and Mick Ennis will face Anthony Watts at times in this match which is sure to be a matchup of arguably the two cheekiest hookers in the NRL. Enjoy. Dogs by 1.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Ben Roberts
My Tip: Canterbury 25-24

The Teams

  North Queensland Cowboys               Canterbury Bulldogs 
J. Tamou
D. Hogan

L. O'Donnell
S. Southern
M. Achuch
R. Thompson
S. Rapira
J. Thurston
M. Morgan
1. Matt BowenFullback1. Luke Patten
2. Ashley GrahamWing2. Steve Turner
3. Ty WilliamsCentre3. Josh Morris
4. Willie TongaCentre4. Daniel Rauicava
5. John WilliamsWing5. Bryson Goodwin
6. Arana TaumataFive Eighth6. Ben Roberts
7. Grant RovelliHalfback7. Brett Kimmorley
8. Matthew ScottProp8. Michael Hodgson
9. Aaron PayneHooker9. Michael Ennis
10. Willie MasonProp10. Ryan Tandy
11. Scott BoltonSecond Row11. Jamal Idris
12. Leeson Ah MauSecond Row12. Andrew Ryan
13. Ben HarrisLock13. David Stagg
14. Anthony WattsInterchange14. Mickey Paea
15. Nick SlyneyInterchange15. Dene Halatau
16. Carl WebbInterchange16. Chris Armit
17. Isaak Ah MauInterchange17. Ben Barba
No Suspensions

S. Neumann
T. Winitana
J. Romelo
B. Hannant
C. Payne
J. Foster

Head to Head

2009 Round 23 Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Canterbury Bulldogs 22-12
2009 Round 16 ANZ Stadium, Homebush Canterbury Bulldogs 30-18
2008 Round 22 Suncorp Stadium North Queensland Cowboys 36-12
2007 NRL FINALS WEEK 1 Dairy Farmers Stadium North Queensland Cowboys 20-18
2007 Round 25 Dairy Farmers Stadium North Queensland Cowboys 38-32

LeagueUnlimited Tipsters - Courtesy of

(Justin Davies)


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(Kevin Brennan)


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Non Terminator
(Josh Hill)


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(Steve Williams)


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(Coby Delaney)


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