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Round 22 v Melbourne Storm

Rudi

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Not sure what has happened with the NYC threads. Hope Stido is OK.
Twas a dominant display by the U/20s putting 50 on 10th placed Melbourne. This moves young Cowboys into 4th spot. The back 5 were dominant - Tual, Kurt Wilshire, Murray Tualaga, Michael Carrol and KP were constant theat. What must possibly the two biggest halves in rugby league - Dunn & Clifford also very strong.
I think this team can win the comp. They have dropped games when they were missing players. The biggest hurdle is the likely fact they will be on the road for probably all of their semis.
 

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Our back line really is something, all capable of getting big metres and breaking the line. Two big tests coming up in the next couple of weeks in Penrith and Cronulla.

NORTH QUEENSLAND TOYOTA COWBOYS NYC 50 (Murray Taulagi 2, Michael Carroll, Enari Tuala, Kalyn Ponga, Kurt Wiltshire, Jake Clifford, Connor Luhan, Cody Maughan tries; Jake Clifford 7 goals) def MELBOURNE STORM NYC 6 (Jesse Arthars try; Arthars goal) at 1300SMILES Stadium.

http://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2017/08/04/nyc_cowboys_post_thr.html
 
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R22 stat lines. Some ridiculous numbers from the backs:

Kurt Wiltshire - 1 try, 18 runs, 297m, 2 line breaks, 1 try assist, 1 offload, 14 tackles, 0 missed, 8 tackle breaks
Michael Carroll - 1 try, 15 runs, 203m, 2 line breaks, 2 line breaks, 1 try assist, 7 tackles, 0 missed, 3 tackle breaks
Murray Taulagi - 2 tries, 7 runs, 172m, 4 tackles, 0 missed, 1 tackle break
Enari Tuala - 1 try, 13 runs, 151m, 1 line break, 10 tackles, 2 missed, 1 tackle break
Corey Horsburgh - 54 mins, 14 runs, 136m, 2 offloads, 35 tackles, 2 missed, 2 tackle breaks
Ryan Lloyd - 12 runs, 97m, 1 offload, 23 tackles, 2 missed, 1 tackle break
Jake Clifford - 1 try, 6 runs, 82m, 1 line break, 1 try assist, 1 offload, 18 tackles, 1 missed, 8 tackle breaks, 1 line break assist, 118 kick metres
Kalyn Ponga - 1 try, 7 runs, 57m, 1 line break, 1 try assist, 1 offload, 3 tackles, 1 missed, 8 tackle breaks, 2 line break assists
Mitch Dunn - 7 runs, 53m, 1 try assist, 17 tackles, 1 missed, 1 tackle break, 1 line break assist, 99 kick metres
 

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Looks like another workhorse effort from Horsburgh. He's gonna be a great NRL player in a few years
 

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Looks like another workhorse effort from Horsburgh. He's gonna be a great NRL player in a few years
Yep, every time I see him I'm impressed. Has the potential to be a great player.
 

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Looks like another workhorse effort from Horsburgh. He's gonna be a great NRL player in a few years
Sorry guys, I disagree. Twice this year Corey was sat out for disciplinary reasons. I can excuse one incident, but to re-offend two weeks later .. no thanks.
His stats are impressive, but watching him play, I am less impressed. Only my opinion.
 

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Sorry guys, I disagree. Twice this year Corey was sat out for disciplinary reasons. I can excuse one incident, but to re-offend two weeks later .. no thanks.
His stats are impressive, but watching him play, I am less impressed. Only my opinion.
Hopefully he has learnt from that and matures.
 

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There will never be a time when a 19 yo testosterone fuelled male does not do something stupid

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