Robinson warns Cowboys to ‘bring it’

The Sydney Roosters are wishing North Queensland good luck if the Cowboys believe coach Paul Green is armed with inside information on Trent Robinson’s men.

Green worked as Robinson’s assistant coach during the Roosters’ run to premiership glory in 2013, but the pair will go head to head in Saturday night’s preliminary final at Allianz Stadium.

“When you go on a ride like that, you get quite close,” Robinson said on Fox Sports’ League Life.

“We have remained friends. We were texting each other during the Manly-Penrith game (in week one of the finals), about the score there and who he was going for.

“It’s good to see what he has done over the last few weeks. It’s a credit to him.”

Robinson, though, is offering Green no favours this week and warned the Cowboys to “bring it” on Saturday night or face finals extinction.

“You can’t rely on momentum, You can’t cross your fingers at this time of year and think ‘we are in form so therefore it will happen’,” he said.

“We are on our own path. We know what they are good at with a pretty experienced team. They have more NRL games (in total as a team) other than the Broncos in the NRL.

“People say they are underdogs but they have 13 premiership winners and more NRL games than us and he has sold it well.

“But you just have to deliver on Saturday night. You’ve got to get it on. In the end all the talk doesn’t count . You’ve got to bring it Saturday night.”

Roosters skipper Boyd Cordner also doubts Green would have too many trade secrets on his side.

“The club would have changed since he’s been there. It’s a while back now,” Cordner said.

“But obviously he has an insight into how Robbo goes about his business and how we go about our game.

“So I suppose that’s handy for him to have that.”

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