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2022 NRL Warriors vs Cowboys Rugby ( Round 23 ) in Townsville, Australia

Warriors vs Cowboys NRL live stream tv coverage will take place on Friday 19th August, 2022 – 09:00 (UK) . The Cowboys and Warriors have cut their squads to 19 ahead of tomorrow’s match at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

North Queensland Cowboys look to cement their top two status for another week when they play host to the New Zealand Warriors on Friday night.

Where is North Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors taking place? 

North Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors will take place at Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville, Australia

What channel is North Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors on? 

Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream North Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors? 

If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

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Warriors vs Cowboys : Round 23 Preview

Anthony Seibold and Renee Gartner preview the Round 23 match between the North Queensland Cowboys and New Zealand Warriors . The sudden and tragic passing of Cowboys Premiership winning coach Paul Green last week undoubtedly hit the club hard and it showed as they struggled to get on top of a strong Roosters side last weekend, going down 32-18.

Cowboys coach Todd Payten shouldn’t read too much into the loss – it was just their third loss since Round 6 – the others being against the only team above them on the ladder and defending Premiers Penrith and the team sitting one spot below them in Cronulla.

The Cowboys also boast an 85% win record against the Warriors since 2003, when playing in Townsville.

Payten will be using this game not so much to focus on winning, although he would be keen to get back to the winners circle, but moreso to return to their stingy defensive style that they were so effective with from Rounds 6 to 14 – where they conceded 92 points in 9 games. Since then, they’ve let in 158 points in 7 games. If they are to go deep into the finals, they need to address this issue and fast.

The Warriors will be a good opportunity for them to fix their defence too as they are the fourth worst attacking team so far this year. The only difficulty will come from an air of confidence in the Warriors camp after they belted a resurgent Bulldogs last week. The Warriors racked up 42 points last weekend, their highest score since their 50-14 hiding of the Knights in mid-2016.

Warriors vs Cowboys Team news

Cowboys: Tom Gilbert will miss the game for family reasons, replaced in the starting side by Luciano Leilua with Jamayne Taunoa-Brown added to the bench. Veteran winger Kyle Feldt returns after missing two games with a hamstring injury so Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow reverts to the bench. Jordan McLean has been promoted to the starting side and Coen Hess goes to the bench.

Warriors: Stacey Jones has named the same 17 that was so impressive against the Bulldogs. Chanel Harris-Tavita is listed as 18th Man as he looks to return from a knee injury. No changes to the squad in Thursday’s 24-hour update.

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