Queensland Cowboys

Cowboys' season of two halves

The first half was characterised by injuries which led to poor performances and missed opportunities. The second could only be described as a resurgence. 

From teetering outside the top eight to drawing level with the top four during an Origin period in which they lost superstar captain Johnathan Thurston to a season-ending shoulder injury, their upturn in form has been impressive.   

‌Fullback Lachlan Coote has shed some light on the exact area where they intended to improve, and the stats give a good indicator of how successful they were. 

Cowboys prepare for Broncos once again

The Cowboys fought hard but couldn't capitalise on first half opportunities and went down to Melbourne 16-10, as coach Paul Green said his side just weren't clinical enough with the footy.

"It was a pretty typical Melbourne win, they got their noses in front and controlled the tempo of the game pretty well and we were probably our own worst enemies there in the second half," Green said.

"They had 18 sets down on our try line and we only had 10 for the game, against a team like Melbourne that's probably not going to win you the game."