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Sydney Roosters v North Queensland Cowboys Preliminary Final live stream - Can the Cowboys win Preliminary Final?

Allianz Stadium (Photo by Simon Sees)

North Queensland Cowboys will bid to cause a third successive upset in the NRL Finals when they clash with Sydney Roosters in the Preliminary Final at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

Roosters v Cowboys kicks off at 1940 AEST/1040 BST at Allianz Stadium. Watch & bet on live streaming rugby league at bet365 > sports > live streaming rugby league (geo restrictions apply to Auz/NZ residents).

North Queensland Cowboys have had to do things the hard way but remain just one win away from a spot in the Grand Final as they prepare to face Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium.

The Cowboys' road to the Preliminary Final has seen them record two wins on the road - a 15-14 Golden Point success over Cronulla Sharks and a 24-16 success over Parramatta Eels in last week's Semi Final.

Now the men from Townsville, who snuck into the finals at the last minute, face a third successive away fixture as they try to cause another upset and deny the Roosters a place in the Grand Final.

The Roosters enjoyed a weekend off last week having defeated the Brisbane Broncos 24-22 in the Qualifying Final in the opening weekend of the finals action.

History favours the Sydneysiders too with the Roosters having won four of their last five games against the Cowboys, including a 22-16 success at Allianz Stadium in Round 21 this year. A similar success looks on the cards but expect only a try in it.


Sydney Roosters have won four of the last five head-to-headsNorth Queensland Cowboys have not beaten the Roosters in Sydney since 2012The two sides clashed in a 31-30 thriller won by the Roosters in the 2014 finals

Team Lists

The Sydney Roosters have named a full strength side with Daniel Tupou back in the starting line-up and Ryan Matterson dropping to the bench.

Matt Scott is a surprise inclusion among the North Queensland Cowboys reserves having been expected to miss the remainder of 2017 with an ACL injury. Otherwise, it is the same line-up which defeated Parramatta Eels

Sydney Roosters: 1. Michael Gordon, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Latrell Mitchell, 4. Mitchell Aubusson, 5. Blake Ferguson, 6. Luke Keary, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Jake Friend, 10. Dylan Napa, 11. Boyd Cordner, 12. Aidan Guerra, 13. Isaac Liu. Interchange: 14. Ryan Matterson, 15. Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 16. Zane Tetevano, 17. Connor Watson. Reserves: 18. Kane Evans, 19. Victor Radley, 20. Joseph Manu, 22. Mitchell Cornish.

North Queensland Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Justin O'Neill, 4. Kane Linnett, 5. Antonio Winterstein, 6. Te Maire Martin, 7. Michael Morgan, 8. John Asiata, 9. Jake Granville, 10. Scott Bolton, 11. Gavin Cooper, 12. Ethan Lowe, 13. Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14. Ben Hampton, 15. Coen Hess, 16. Corey Jensen, 17. Shaun Fensom. Reserves: 18. Ray Thompson, 19. Javid Bowen, 20. Braden Uele, 21. Matthew Scott.Back to Top