Tag: NRL Finals

Key match-ups that will decide the 2017 NRL Grand Final

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis   MORGAN V SLATER Michael Morgan’s kicking game recently has been as impressive as anything we’ve seen from Immortal Andrew Johns, teammate Johnathan Thurston and his opponent on Sunday Cooper Cronk. But Morgan this weekend comes up against the mighty Billy Slater – the greatest positional fullback the game has seen. […]

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Nathan Brown backs McLean for Kangaroos selection, NAS the new Taumalolo

Jordan McLean could be switched to the bench in favour of Tim Glasby according to Newcastle coach Nathan Brown. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Glasby started this week. He’s started a lot of games for them this year,” Brown said On The Couch With Sterlo on Fox Sports. Brown also likened Nelson Asofa-Solomoma to Jason Taumalolo […]

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Morgan laughs off good mate Cronk’s claims

In-form North Queensland halfback Michael Morgan has scoffed at good friend and opposition playmaker Cooper Cronk who has joined the growing list of big names to heap praise on the Cowboy. Morgan has been incredible since Johnathan Thurston’s injury and is the main reason the Cowboys had qualified for the decider against Melbourne. But Morgan […]

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Cooper Cronk: The bench utility nobody knew what to do with

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Twelve years ago North Queensland and the Melbourne Storm squared up in their first ever finals clash with the Cowboys running out 24-16 winners. Matt Orford was the skipper and halfback of the Storm, Greg Inglis the fullback with Cameron Smith at hooker. The Cowboys boasted Johnathan Thurston, Matt Bowen and […]

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Matt Scott has earned the right to play in the Grand Final

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis  It is September 2005 and the North Queensland Cowboys have just been thumped 50-6 by Wests Tigers in week one of the finals. They return to Townsville with their tail between their legs. With them is a talented rookie happy just to be along for the ride – future leader Matt […]

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