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16 Aug 2022
Conrad Castleton 16 Aug 2022
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  • North Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors predictions for Friday’s NRL game
  • The Round 23 clash is being played at Queensland Country Bank Stadium (09.00 BST)
  • New Zealand are coming off a 42-18 win
  • Can the Warriors keep it close in Townsville?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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New Zealand have won 5 of their last 7 games against North Queensland (Getty)

North Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors Predictions


New Zealand have been costly to follow this season but should feel confident after crushing Canterbury last week. I am taking the Warriors with the +16.5 start in North Queensland.
  • North Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • North Queensland Cowboys Form
  • North Queensland Cowboys Injuries & Team News
  • North Queensland Cowboys Line Up
  • New Zealand Warriors Form
  • New Zealand Warriors Injuries & Team News
  • New Zealand Warriors Line Up
  • North Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors Live Stream FAQ

  • North Queensland are coming off a 32-18 loss.
  • New Zealand have won 5 of their last 7 games against North Queensland.
  • New Zealand are coming off a 42-18 win.
  • New Zealand’s Edward Kosi has scored 7 tries in his last 4 games.

Head to Head


New Zealand have a 23-21 advantage against North Queensland.

They met in Round 5 this season with the Warriors winning 25-24.

North Queensland Cowboys Form


North Queensland are having a fine season and sit second on the NRL ladder.

Todd Payten’s side suffered a 26-12 defeat against Cronulla in Round 18 before beating three average teams, 27-26 against Wests Tigers, 34-8 against St George Illawarra and 28-14 against Canterbury in Bundaberg.

The Cowboys are coming off a 32-18 defeat against Sydney Roosters at the SCG, completing 72% (27/37) of their sets, making 3 line breaks and missing 42 tackles.

North Queensland Cowboys Injuries & Team News


Kyle Feldt (hamstring) returns on the wing with Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow onto the bench.

Jordan McLean is into the starting side with Coen Hess moving to the interchange. 

Mitchell Dunn (ACL) and Heilum Luki (knee) are gone for the season.

North Queensland Cowboys Line Up


1. Scott Drinkwater
2. Kyle Feldt
3. Valentine Holmes
4. Peta Hiku
5. Murray Taulagi
6. Tom Dearden
7. Chad Townsend
8. Jordan McLean 
9. Reece Robson
10. Reuben Cotter 
11. Tom Gilbert 
12. Jeremiah Nanai
13. Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

14. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
15. Luciano Leilua 
16. Coen Hess
17. Griffin Neame  

Reserves

18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
19. Ben Hampton 
20. Jake Granville 
21. Brendan Elliot 
22. Connelly Lemuelu

New Zealand Warriors Form


New Zealand Warriors have lost 11 of their last 13 games. They beat Wests Tigers 22-2 in Round 16, their first game back on home soil in a long time.

Stacey Jones’ side lost their next four games; 28-18 against Parramatta, 26-14 in Canberra, 24-12 against Melbourne and 48-10 to South Sydney on the Sunshine Coast. 

The Warriors are coming off a 42-18 win against Canterbury at Mt Smart Stadium. They completed 83% (36/43) of their sets and missed 18 tackles.

New Zealand Warriors Injuries & Team News


Stacey Jones sticks with the same team that smashed the Bulldogs last week. 

Chanel Harris-Tavita (knee) has been named in the reserves and could be a late addition.

Jesse Arthars (quad) and Aaron Pene (leg) are due back next week.

Jazz Tevaga (shoulder) and Ronald Volkman (shoulder) are gone for the season with Ben Murdoch-Masila (elbow) out indefinitely.

New Zealand Warriors Line Up


1. Reece Walsh
2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
3. Viliami Vailea
4. Marcelo Montoya 
5. Edward Kosi
6. Daejarn Asi
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
9. Wayde Egan 
10. Tohu Harris
11. Euan Aitken 
12. Jack Murchie 
13. Bunty Afoa

Interchange

14. Freddy Lussick 
15. Tom Ale
16. Eliesa Katoa 
17. Josh Curran 

Reserves

18. Chanel Harris-Tavita 
20. Dunamis Lui
21. Jackson Frei 
22. Adam Pompey
23. Rocco Berry

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Verdict

North Queensland are short priced favourites here but this could be closer than the odds suggest. I am backing New Zealand with the +16.5 start in Townsville with Edward Kosi to keep scoring tries.

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