Saturday’s second NRL Round 26 match is between Nth Queensland Cowboys and Gold Coast Titans. The opening bounce is set to commence at 17:35 local time with the game to be played at 1300SMILES Stadium. The home team Nth Queensland Cowboys are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Nth Queensland Cowboys and Gold Coast Titans.
When: 17:35 | Saturday 03/09/2016
Where: 1300SMILES Stadium
Tip: Nth Queensland Cowboys at $1.30
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Gavin Cooper at $14.00
Cowboys: 1 Lachlan Coote 2 Kyle Feldt 3 Justin O’Neill 4 Kane Linnett 5 Antonio Winterstein 6 Michael Morgan 7 Johnathan Thurston 8 Scott Bolton 9 Jake Granville 10 James Tamou 11 Gavin Cooper 12 Ethan Lowe 13 Jason Taumalolo Interchange: 14 Rory Kostjasyn 15 Coen Hess 16 Patrick Kaufusi 17 Ben Hannant.
Titans: 1 Jarryd Hayne 2 Anthony Don 3 Josh Hoffman 4 Konrad Hurrell 5 Nene Macdonald 6 Tyrone Roberts 7 Ashley Taylor 8 Luke Douglas 9 Nathan Peats 10 Ryan James 11 John Zebelon Taia 12 Chris McQueen 13 Greg Bird. Interchange: 14 Leivaha Pulu 15 Ryan Simpkins 16 Agnatius Paasi 17 Nathan Friend 18 David Mead 19 David Shillington 21 Lachlan Burr.
Paul Green has confirmed North Queensland’s interest in signing former Penrith and Newcastle halfback Luke Walsh, who is reportedly plotting an NRL return next year.
The 29-year-old has played in England for the past three seasons and Green said he would be the perfect back-up to established halves Johnathan Thurston and Michael Morgan through the State of Origin period.
“During Origin, with Morgo and JT both involved with the Queensland team, having a guy with experience is always handy,” Green said.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change