Melbourne Storm vs NQ Cowboys Live Stream, TV Channel, Tickets & Preview NRL 2018 Full HD
There is rarely a dull moment when the Melbourne Storm take on the North Queensland Cowboys, two of the competition heavyweights over the last few seasons.
Melbourne and North Queensland are littered with an array of talent and they will need all of it to overcome the defensive tenacity and desire that their opposition possess.
Recently, the Storm have had the Cowboys’ measure but with a rampant Johnathan Thurston back to his best with five try assists in two games this season, North Queensland will be out to impress.
Head-to-head: 36 games, Storm 26 wins, Cowboys 10 wins
Matches at venue: 6 games, 4 wins, Cowboys 2 wins
Last five head-to-head: Storm 5 wins
2017 results: Storm won 23-22 at AAMI Park in round 15; Storm won 26-8 at 1300SMILES Stadium in round 22
Points per game: Storm 22; Cowboys 20
Points conceded per game: Storm 14; Cowboys 19
Televised: Live on Nine, Fox League
Both sides are coming off Cowboys defeats with Melbourne stunned at home by the Wests Tigers in Billy Slater’s 300th game while the Cowboys were beaten in yet another thriller against the Brisbane Broncos.
The key match-up: Jesse Bromwich v Matt Scott. Arguably the two best front-rowers in the game. Bromwich is getting back to his best form while Scott is easing back after missing most of last year with a serious knee injury. The Kiwi and Kangaroo enforcers will be keen to dominate each other early.