Cowboys Vs Knights Live Stream Free NRL
If the Cowboys weren’t already in a battle to avoid the wooden spoon, that officially changed when last week’s home loss to the Dragons left them in a three-way tie for last place with the Eels and Bulldogs.
It was never meant to be like this in the great Johnathan Thurston’s farewell season. Thurston himself must’ve had visions of a fairy tale ending after the Cowboys were able to reach last year’s grand final without him, but they have been a shadow of their former selves in 2018 and now have a battle on their hands to steer clear of finishing dead last.
Thurston obviously deserves a far more glorious send-off but won’t be the first sporting legend to go out on a low point. While the Cows can’t make the finals, they have to stick together and give their best effort over the final six games out and hope that’s enough to at least send JT out on a winning note.
The Knights have won their past two with Mitchell Pearce back in the line-up and should feel good about their chances of scoring a rare win in Townsville, especially if Kalyn Ponga returns as expected.
Last meeting: Round 8 2017 – Cowboys 24 Knights 12
- Of the 36 meetings between the two sides since 1995, the Knights hold a slender 19-17 lead over the Cowboys. In the 18 matches played in Townsville the home side has prevailed on 11 occasions.
- Over the past decade Newcastle has managed three wins from ten clashes in North Queensland, conceding 100 more points in the process to be outscored 264-164.
- The Knights hold the premiership record for the most points scored in a first half (48) in their 60-24 win in Townsville back in 2003.
1. Te Maire Martin 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Enari Tuala 4. Kane Linnett 5. Justin O’Neill 6. Jake Clifford 7. Johnathan Thurston 8. John Asiata 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Ben Hampton 15. Shaun Fensom 16. Mitchell Dunn 17. Corey Jensen 18. Matthew Scott 21. Jordan McLean
1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Ken Sio 3. Sione Mata’utia 4. Nathan Ross 5. Shaun Kenny-dowall 20. Jack Cogger 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jacob Lillyman 9. Danny Levi 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Aidan Guerra 14. Jamie Buhrer 15. Chris Heighington 16. Josh King 17. Herman Ese’ese 18. Nicholas Meaney 21. Jj Felise
Referees: Henry Perenara, Jon Stone; Sideline Officials: Dave Munro, Belinda Sleeman; Video Referees: Steve Chiddy, Luke Patten;