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Match 2018 Round 22 Cowboys (H) v Broncos - Teams & Discussion

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Only four sleeps to go
 

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Scott Bolton's court case is on Wednesday, so Jensen should get a run this week.
 

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gela mosby in apparently
I was wondering when his chance would come. Makes sense with Winters gone and Linnett being pushed out.

He has built a nice scoring record over the past few months
 

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Fingers crossed he takes his chance. I'd love to see some genuine top speed in our team again. Haven't had it in a long time.
 

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Cowboys: 1 Te Maire Martin, 2 Kyle Feldt, 3 Enari Tuala, 4 Kane Linnett, 5 Justin O'Neill, 6 Jake Clifford, 7 Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Matt Scott (c), 9 Jake Granville, 10 Jordan McLean, 11 Gavin Cooper, 12 Coen Hess, 13 Jason Taumalolo
Interchange: 14 Ben Hampton, 15 John Asiata, 16 Corey Jensen, 17 Scott Bolton
Reserves: 18 Ethan Lowe, 19 Gideon Gela-Mosby, 20 Lachlan Coote, 24 Francis Molo

Broncos: 1 Darius Boyd (c), 2 Corey Oates, 3 James Roberts, 4 Gehamat Shibasaki, 5 Jamayne Isaako, 6 Anthony Milford, 7 Kodi Nikorima, 8 Matthew Lodge, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Sam Thaiday, 11 Alex Glenn, 12 David Fifita, 13 Joe Ofahengaue
Interchange: 14 Sam Tagataese, 15 Patrick Mago, 16 Korbin Sims, 17 Kotoni Staggs
Reserves: 18 George Fai, 19 Troy Dargan, 20 Jordan Kahu, 21 Tevita Pangai Jnr

Cowboys: Corey Jensen replaces Shaun Fensom (concussion) on the interchange.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/08/07/round-22-nrl-team-lists/
 
Townsville junior Gehamat Shibasaki making his debut for Brisbane
 

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Article from the Bulletin - the club believes Bolts will play even with the assault case this week. Also hints at GGM getting a go at the expense of Tuala (??)

Cowboys insist Bolton will play
AUGUST 07, 2018

THE Cowboys insist Scott Bolton will play in Thursday night’s blockbuster against Brisbane at 1300SMILES Stadium, despite indecent assault charges against him due to be heard in Sydney tomorrow morning.

Although the forward didn’t train today, Cowboys coach Paul Green simply answered “yes” when asked if he would take the field against the Broncos.

Police allege Bolton indecently assaulted a 49-year-old woman at a Bondi pub on May 5, the day after the Cowboys played Penrith in Bathurst.

The matter was adjourned on June 19 in Waverley Local Court.

Fellow Cowboys prop Matt Scott said Bolton would be a loss if he doesn’t play. The Broncos will be without lock Josh McGuire through suspension and likely Tevita Pangai (hamstring/groin) after he was dropped to the reserves list yesterday.

“He does a great job for us and has been one of our most inconsistent all year,” Scott said.

“It would be a big loss if he doesn’t play, but I’m expecting him to play.”

Winger Gideon Gela-Mosby trained with the main squad yesterday and is a chance for an NRL recall against the Broncos after he was named on the Cowboys’ reserves list.

The 21-year-old was last month temporarily stood down by the club after he was charged for unlicensed driving. However he has been in strong form for Northern Pride and the Cowboys have also been impressed with his improvements off the field.

If he does play his first NRL game since round seven last year, centre Enari Tuala looms as the casualty.

The defence of the Cowboys’ young right edge, featuring Tuala and half Jake Clifford, was exposed by the Roosters, which could prompt a reshuffle.

“He’s got his act together off the field, and that’s where his challenge is,” Green said.

“He’s putting it together on the field, he has plenty of potency and speed. You want to let them know they’re not far away.”

Forward Shaun Fensom has been ruled out for the Cowboys after he failed a concussion test in last week’s 26-20 loss to the Roosters on Saturday.

NRL guidelines stipulate a player unable to return to the field after a head knock must wait six days before being cleared to play again.

The Cowboys are equal last on the ladder with Parramatta with four rounds left, and are desperately trying to avoid being lumped with the wooden spoon in Johnathan Thurston’s final season.

“Defensively we let in a few soft tries (against the Roosters). I think our right edge got worked over a little bit and a bit of inexperience showed through,” Scott said.

“Obviously no one wants to get the spoon. We’re not talking about it too much at the moment, it’s about trying to finish the year off strongly.

“In JT’s last year, no one wanted to send him out the way we have, it would be nice to get a few wins before the end of the year.”

Townsville product Gehamat Shibasaki will make his NRL debut for Brisbane after he was named in the centres.
 

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Cool O'Neil back to centre because that has been working for the last 2-3 years...................

(Assuming GGM goes to wing)
 

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Where do you expect him to play. If we want Gilligan to play, either him or KF have to move to Centre or the bench.
 

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Our right edge got worked over??

I think Thump needs to go back and watch the tape, our left side was probably poorer IMO overall in defence.
 

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Looks like we'll be wearing the hideous pink jerseys
 

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Sam Thaiday's 300th game tomorrow night. Let's give him one to remember.
 

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Coote and Molo drop off the reserves list.
 

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GGM sticking around makes me think there might be some truth to the rumours - you would think if they are just keeping someone for coverage Coote offers more utility.
 

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Seems the standard 'name him at the last minute to limit pressure on the new guy' strategy.
 
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