Cowboys vs Sharks NRL Live Streaming – Watch North Queensland Cowboys vs Cronulla Sharks NRL Live Streaming online Free will be kick off at 1300Smiles Stadium, Townsville, Australia, Friday, 09 March 2018 online, 08:05 pm AEDT and its broadcast on Channel Sky Sports.
A first round clash that has several intriguing story lines and shapes as a potential match of the round will see the boys from the Shire travel to Townsville to take on last seasons runners up the Cowboys. Both sides once again look capable of challenging for a place in Top 4 and will be a force for other team all season.
There will be a party feel for the Cowboys with their talismanic Halfback Johnathan Thurston lining up for his long awaited 300th game. Matt Scott will also return for the Cowboys after missing all of last season with injury he will look to remind everyone how destructive he can be.
The Sharks have recruited well in the off season, bringing in high profile players Matt Moylan and Josh Dugan as well as strengthening their already powerful forward pack with Ava Seumanufagai starting from the bench, the Sharks squad looks very threatening on paper for the 2018 season.
Team Lists –
Co-captains Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott return from injury for the Cowboys as Jordan McLean makes his debut for the club, while Ben Hampton replaces the injured Lachlan Coote at fullback.
Josh Dugan and Matt Moylan make their Sharks debuts at centre and five-eighth respectively, while Sione Katoa receives an NRL debut on the wing.
Cowboys: 1 Ben Hampton, 2 Kyle Feldt, 3 Justin O’Neill, 4 Javid Bowen, 5 Antonio Winterstein, 6 Michael Morgan, 7 Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Matthew Scott (c), 9 Jake Granville, 10 Jordan McLean, 11 Gavin Cooper, 12 Ethan Lowe, 13 Jason Taumalolo
Interchange: 14 Te Maire Martin, 15 Coen Hess, 16 Scott Bolton, 17 John Asiata
Reserves: 18 Corey Jensen, 19 Kyle Laybutt, 20 Francis Molo, 21 Enari Tuala
Sharks: 1 Valentine Holmes, 2 Sosaia Feki, 3 Josh Dugan, 4 Ricky Leutele, 5 Sione Katoa, 6 Matthew Moylan, 7 Chad Townsend, 8 Andrew Fifita, 9 Jayden Brailey, 10 Matthew Prior, 11 Luke Lewis, 12 Wade Graham, 13 Paul Gallen (c)
Interchange: 14 Jayson Bukuya, 15 James Segeyaro, 16 Avagalu Seumanufagai, 17 Joseph Paulo
Reserves: 18 Kurt Capewell, 19 Kurt Dillon, 20 Aaron Gray, 21 Trent Hodkinson
THE PREDICTION –
This game is all about the returning Johnathan Thurston and rightly so as the halfback makes his 300th NRL appearance. Thurston’s return along with Matt Scott is huge for the Cowboys but they will have to be wary the occasion doesn’t get to them. The Sharks will be out for revenge against the side that ended their season with just a one-point margin separating the two teams in week one of last year’s play-offs. However, the Cowboys should be able to repel the Sharks and celebrate Thurston’s milestone in style.