Cowboys grand final player ratings


1. LACHLAN COOTE – Ran some great lines in attack that kept the Broncos on their toes and was solid at the back. 6.5

2. KYLE FELDT – Had a mixed night but will be remembered for scoring the decisive try. 6.5

3. JUSTIN O’NEILL – Came up with some costly errors but ran for a 161 metres. 6

4. KANE LINNETT – Spilled the ball over the line, blowing a certain try but made good metres all game. 6.5

5. ANTONIO WINTERSTEIN – Did his job and wasn’t afraid to roll his sleeves up. 7

6. MICHAEL MORGAN – Was well held for 79 minutes and 59 seconds before coming up with a magical play to send Feldt over. 7

7. JOHNATHAN THURSTON – Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Iced the game with a clutch golden point field goal and added the Clive Churchill Medal to his Dally M. 8.5

8. MATT SCOTT – Was always key to his side’s chances and led the pack with 109 metres and 22 tackles. 7

9. JAKE GRANVILLE – A magnificent performance. Darted out of the back of the scrum to send O’Neill over before throwing the last pass for James Tamou’s four-pointer. 8

10. JAMES TAMOU – Crashed over for the first try and really came into his own late in the match, making valuable metres. 7

11. GAVIN COOPER – Was dangerous all night running off Thurston’s hip. A constant threat in attack. 7

12. ETHAN LOWE – A typical no-frills performance. Toiled well for 81 metres and 20 tackles. 6.5

13. JASON TAUMALOLO – Was great in the middle and gave the Cowboys great go-forward in the closing stages. 6.5

14. RORY KOSTJASYN – A good 30 minute stint. Did his job. 5.5

15. JOHN ASIATA – Eight runs and 15 tackles and didn’t let his coach down. 5.5

16. SCOTT BOLTON – Made a strong contribution off the bench. Nine runs for 81 metres and 21 tackles. 6

17. BEN HANNANT – Came up with a missed tackle that allowed Jack Reed to score but was otherwise good off the bench. 6

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