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Game In Focus | Cowboys 2017

For this week's Game In Focus, we cast your minds back to a nail-biting come-from-behind victory over the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium in 2017.

Game In Focus | Cowboys 2017

While Latrell Mitchell put the Roosters on the front foot with a flashy long-range four pointer, the Cowboys would go on to well and truly dominate the first stanza of the match with three unanswered tries. 

Former Rooster Kane Linnett was the first to go over, followed by Kyle Feldt on the opposite side of the field just minutes later. 

Coen Hess scored a barging four-pointer to close out the first half that the Bunker had to spend a fair amount of time investigating before giving the green light. 

The second half started in similar fashion to the first as the Roosters switched their focus to attack mode and forced their way back into the match with a well executed team try finished by Daniel Tupou. 

Siosiua Taukeiaho was a man on a mission in the second half and that was rewarded with the try that leveled the scores after a barging effort from the big man. 

Luke Keary sprinted his way through the defensive line on the fifth tackle to complete the comeback and put his side ahead by four. 

The Cowboys were unwilling to give up which resulted in some intense back-and-forth football in the closing twenty minutes, but the Roosters defence did well to hang on and claim a hard earned two competition points. 

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  "Round 21 NRL game between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium,Moore Park . Picture: Gregg Porteous"
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[ "Round 21 NRL game between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium,Moore Park . Picture: Gregg Porteous" ]

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 Connor Watson
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Lachlan Coote
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Kane Linnett
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Blake Ferguson
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Antonio Winterstein
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Te Maire Martin
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Mitchell Pearce
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Michael Morgan

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 John Asiata
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Victor Radley
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Jake Granville
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Scott Bolton
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Ryan Matterson
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Ethan Lowe
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Zane Tetevano
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Ben Hampton
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Coen Hess
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Aidan Guerra
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Corey Jensen
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Mitchell Cornish
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 18 Braden Uele

FAN VOTED MAN OF THE MATCH | SIOSIUA TAUKEIAHO

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  "Round 21 NRL game between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium,Moore Park . Picture: Gregg Porteous"
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[ "Round 21 NRL game between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium,Moore Park . Picture: Gregg Porteous" ]

Key stats: 218 running metres, 7 tackle busts, 1 try, 42 minutes

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