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Match Preview | Cowboys v Roosters

The Sydney Roosters are set for their second Interstate battle in as many weeks when they take on the North Queensland Cowboys for their first match at the all new Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Both sides look to return to the winners list in Round 9 as we approach the midway point of the shortened 2020 regular season. 

In a battle that will be best won up front, these are two sides that do anything but lack size when it comes to their forward packs. 

Let's check out all the key numbers and info you need to know heading into a big Thursday night battle between the Cowboys and Roosters. 

GAME INFO
Cowboys v Roosters
Thursday, July 9th
Queensland Country Bank Stadium
Kick off: 7:50pm

HASHTAGS: #ShowYourTricolours #EastsToWin #NRLCowboysRoosters
BROADCAST: Channel Nine, Fox League (502 on Foxtel), Kayo Sports, NRL App

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Ryan Hall
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Connelly Lemuelu
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Valentine Holmes
    Winger for Roosters is number 21 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake Clifford
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Josh McGuire
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Francis Molo
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Shane Wright
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Nat Butcher

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Ben Hampton
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Tom Gilbert
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Peter Hola
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Poasa Faamausili
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Gavin Cooper
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins

TEAM NEWS

Cowboys: Coach Paul Green has made changes to his backline, recalling Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow at fullback, moving Valentine Holmes to the wing, re-calling Connelly Lemuelu at centre with Justin O'Neill injured and Tom Opacic dropping out. Tom Gilbert replaces Reuben Cotter on the bench.

Roosters: Daniel Tupou and skipper Boyd Cordner are out. Ryan Hall starts on the wing and Mitch Aubusson in the back row with Lachlan Lam joining the interchange bench.

GAME IN FOCUS

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