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Match 2019 Round 23 Cowboys (H) v Panthers - Teams & Discussion

Minto

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Round 23
Friday, August 23
6:00pm (local time)
1300SMILES Stadium


North Queensland Cowboys


1. Scott Drinkwater
2. Kyle Feldt
3. Jordan Kahu
4. Tom Opacic
5. Murray Taulagi
6. Michael Morgan (c)
7. Jake Clifford
8. Scott Bolton
9. Jake Granville
10. Jordan McLean
11. Gavin Cooper
12. Shane Wright
13. John Asiata

Interchange:
14. Reuben Cotter
15. Coen Hess
16. Peter Hola
17. Francis Molo

Reserves:
18. Jason Taumalolo
19. Tom Gilbert
20. Corey Jensen
21. Gideon Gela-Mosby

Coach: Paul Green

Penrith Panthers


1. Dylan Edwards
2. Stephen Crichton
3. Dean Whare
4. Brent Naden
5. Brian To'o
6. James Maloney
7. Nathan Cleary
8. James Tamou (c)
9. Mitchell Kenny
10. James Fisher-Harris
11. Viliame Kikau
12. Liam Martin
13. Isaah Yeo

Interchange:
14. Jarome Luai
15. Spencer Leniu
16. Moses Leota
17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard

Reserves:
18. Wayde Egan
19. William Burns
20. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
21. Hame Sele

Coach: Ivan Cleary
 
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The stoppable force meets the moveable object

This will be one for the ages
 

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I'm in a box for this one. What's the parking like? Can you just rock up?
 

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I'm in a box for this one. What's the parking like? Can you just rock up?
get to Brothers early and park there for $15ish. I think the car parks for the stadium sell out before the season kicks off.
 

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get to Brothers early and park there for $15ish. I think the car parks for the stadium sell out before the season kicks off.

There's a church in the one of the back streets.. Canterbury rd I think, which used to do parking for a gold coin donation. Was good because you could largely escape the traffic after the game.
 

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With Kahu likely to have re-injured his cheek (out for the season now?), I can't see Greeny doing anything other than select Hess in the centres again, unless he calls up Jango:

Tuala: right side centre, probably kicked Greeny's dog
Kahu: ded
Hampton: ded
O'Neill: ded
Macdonald: AWOL
Bowen: yeah...
Taulagi: right side, better on the wing
Russell: right side, development player
Anderson: moved to left centre a couple of weeks ago, barely a Q Cup quality player most of this season since his neck injury

I'd personally throw Tuala in the deep end at left centre with Taulagi on the wing and say "good luck kiddies".
 

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There's a church in the one of the back streets.. Canterbury rd I think, which used to do parking for a gold coin donation. Was good because you could largely escape the traffic after the game.
It's a fiver now.
 

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With Kahu likely to have re-injured his cheek (out for the season now?), I can't see Greeny doing anything other than select Hess in the centres again, unless he calls up Jango:

Tuala: right side centre, probably kicked Greeny's dog
Kahu: ded
Hampton: ded
O'Neill: ded
Macdonald: AWOL
Bowen: yeah...
Taulagi: right side, better on the wing
Russell: right side, development player
Anderson: moved to left centre a couple of weeks ago, barely a Q Cup quality player most of this season since his neck injury

I'd personally throw Tuala in the deep end at left centre with Taulagi on the wing and say "good luck kiddies".
Russell is 22 next year, same as Anderson. I know big Russ is on a two year contract and Anderson is due to be released at the end of the year but how old before you get a run on?
 

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1 Scott Drinkwater
2 Kyle Feldt
3 Tom Opacic
4 Enari Tuala
5 Javid Bowen
6 Michael Morgan
7 Jake Clifford
8 Francis Molo
9 Jake Granville
10 Jordan McLean
11 Coen Hess
12 Shane Wright
13 Jason Taumalolo

14 Reuben Cotter
15 Tom Gilbert
16 Peter Hola
17 John Asiata

18 Matthew Scott
19 Gavin Cooper
20 Scott Bolton
21 Murray Taulagi

Thanks for your service, Coops and Thumper, you both deserved to go out better...
 
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Coops and Thumper have both outplayed Asiata and Hess this season.

I'd keep Coops on the left edge, Scott and Hess on the bench, Asiata to Q Cup and Taulagi in for Bowen. Still plenty of youth in that side while still giving Scott and Cooper their (miserable) farewell tour.
 

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To be fair Asiata has been moved around a bunch and probably has the most wins out of all of our halves we've used..
 

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Coops and Thumper have both outplayed Asiata and Hess this season.

I'd keep Coops on the left edge, Scott and Hess on the bench, Asiata to Q Cup and Taulagi in for Bowen. Still plenty of youth in that side while still giving Scott and Cooper their (miserable) farewell tour.
Asiata hasn’t been outplayed by either, he’s been f****d around by the coach more though. He needs to be the starting lock, f*** give him the 8 jersey and let Lolo keep his magical ‘13’, but Lolo plays in the middle so whatevs.

Comparing what Asiata and Cooper have had to face and saying that Cooper has out played him? Stop it.
 

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Coops and Thumper have both outplayed Asiata and Hess this season.
This is because of the enourmous drag-factor of Hess, right?
I can't see how Asiata's season can be viewed as anything other than exemplory given the multiple roles he's been asked to perform. He's risen to the challenge of each one and any failings haven't been due to John, but rather due to playing a prop at 5/8.
From being the main attacking option to coming off the bench making hard yards, he's worn each role without complaint, played hard and been an invaluable utility.
And you want to drop him?
 
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