New Zealand Warriors (1-3) v North Queensland Cowboys (2-2)
Friday June 12th 2020, 18:00 AEST Central Coast Stadium
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The New Zealand Warriors do battle with the North Queensland Cowboys in game 2 of NRL round 5 action at Central Coast Stadium.
The Warriors flipped the script from their round 3 efforts in round 4 as they were held scoreless against the Penrith Panthers. The offense managed just 1 line break, 6 offloads and a total of 14 errors. Mistakes at crucial times in the game and in good field position saw the Warriors struggle to amount any real pressure on the Panthers defence. Tohu Harris led the team in tackles with 56 and in run meters with 224.
Cowboys failed to get the job done in their round 4 clash vs the Sharks falling by a final score of 26-16. North Queensland committed 17 errors despite having 54% of the possession. As a team, they totalled just 19 tackle breaks and 1 line break with only 7 offloads. Kyle Feldt played well scoring two tries while Josh McGuire lead upfront with 198 run meters and 38 tackles. Jason Taumalolo was sorely missed in the middle for the Cowboys who are set to welcome him back for this game.
Aside from the incredible performance from the Warriors in round 3 I have not seen anything from them to give me confidence in their ability offensively. The extended time away from home will not doubt be starting to take a toll on the players and coaching staff and with that in mind I am going to roll with the North Queensland Cowboys to win this one by more than a converted try.