The North Queensland Cowboys have successfully defeated the Canterbury- Bankstown Bulldogs in the first game of Indigenous Round, 30-14 at ANZ Stadium.
Coen Hess Impressed
The 20-year old impressed for the North Queensland Cowboys, scoring two tries for his side. Coming off the bench and playing 50 minutes of the game he made a huge contribution and made use of the time he was on the field. Contributing these eight points for his side allowed the Cowboys to defeat the Bulldogs in front of their visibly disappointed home crowd.
Since 2015 he has played 19 first grade games for the Cowboys and has scored a total of 13 tries.
Klemmer quiet after rep round
With Des Hasler pulling out players from the Country/ City game due to the quick turnaround seemed it didn’t work in favour for the Bulldogs (as they lost) but just imagine if more players were involved in the rep round.
Klemmer represented Australia in their victory against the Kiwis last week and had an unusually quiet game compared to what he usually contributes. Klemmer only played 55 minutes and ran 55 metres less than last week which is a significant difference.
Imagine if Josh Jackson was also recovering, than the Cowboys could’ve piled on 50+ points which would not have been a good contest.
Michael Morgan Deserves Origin Jersey
Origin countdown is on (20 days) with the first game at Suncorp Stadium on May 31st kick off at 8pm. And with Johnathan Thurston likely to miss the first game due to injury, Kevin Walters will be on a mission to find someone to fill the his five-eighth position.
Michael Morgan was one of Cowboys best on field tonight after scoring in the 25 minute, contributing a line break, four try assists therefore boosting his side to victory. The five-eighth controlled his team through his kicks and sent his teammates into score tries four times! The 25-year old put up a good campaign into why he should be awarded a QLD origin jersey (in particular #6 jersey) after his great performance.
Michael Lichaa Shows Passion
Some may disagree but Michael Lichaa plays with his heart on his sleeve week in week out. He made a huge 44 tackles, which was the most made in the game and two more tackles that he made last week.
Unfortunately, his tackles didn’t influence the scoreboard as his team went down by 16 points but his efforts did not go unnoticed. The number nine looks to improve on a weekly basis and goes out to assist his side to victory every game.
Bulldogs 14– Tries: K. Holland [x2] & Danny Fualalo, Goal: Holland
Cowboys: 30– Tries: C. Hess [x2], K. Feldt, M. Morgan & Spina; Goals: 5 E Lowe)