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Tigers’ winger Ken Maumalo has scored 4 tries in his last 3 games (Getty Images)
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North Queensland Cowboys vs Wests Tigers Tips


Wests Tigers can win in Townsville but I am not expecting a blowout. I am backing this one to go under 52.5 points with both teams focusing on defence.
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  • North Queensland Cowboys have lost their last 8 games.
  • North Queensland Cowboys have conceded 26+ points in 8 of their last 9 games.
  • North Queensland Cowboys have seen under 50.5 points in 2 of their last 3 games.
  • Wests Tigers have won 4 of their last 5 games against North Queensland Cowboys.
  • Wests Tigers have won 2 of their last 4 games.
  • Wests Tigers have seen under 44.5 points in their last 2 games.
  • Wests Tigers’ Ken Maumalo has scored 4 tries in his last 3 games.

Head to Head


Wests Tigers have a 22-17 advantage against North Queensland Cowboys in 41 games.

The Cowboys beat the Tigers 34-30 at Leichhardt in Round 5.

North Queensland Cowboys Form


North Queensland have lost their last eight games. They haven’t scored 20+ points in their last six games and have conceded 34+ points in four of their last five.

Todd Payten’s side lost three straight at home and were not close in their last two on the road.

The Cowboys lost 37-18 against Brisbane and 36-14 against Gold Coast last time out. They completed just 66% (21/32) of their sets against the Titans and missed 31 tackles.

North Queensland Cowboys Team News


Jason Taumalolo (hand) is out for 2-3 weeks with Murray Taulagi (concussion) and Lachlan Burr (concussion) both ruled out.

Francis Molo starts at prop. Daejarn Asi and Jake Granville start in the centres with Connelly Lemuelu dropping out. 

Jeremiah Nanai and Griffin Neame have been named to make their NRL debuts off the bench.

North Queensland Cowboys Line Up


1. Valentine Holmes, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Daejarn Asi, 4. Jake Granville, 5. Ben Hampton, 6. Scott Drinkwater, 7. Tom Dearden, 8. Francis Molo, 9. Reece Robson, 10. Jordan McLean, 11. Ben Condon, 12. Heilum Luki, 13. Coen Hess, 14. Tom Gilbert, 15. Jeremiah Nanai, 16. Mitchell Dunn, 17. Griffin Neame, 19. Connelly Lemuelu, 20. Shane Wright

Wests Tigers Form


Wests Tigers have been poor this season, winning back to back games only once. They have won two of their last four games.

Michael Maguire’s beat Brisbane 42-24 before successive defeats against Manly and the Warriors.

The Tigers beat Canterbury 28-16 last week with Ken Maumalo crossing for two tries, making it four tries in his last three games.

Wests Tigers Team News


James Tamou (foot) has been ruled out with Thomas Mikaele shifting to prop and Joe Ofahengaue starting at lock.

Tuki Simpkins and Jake Simpkin come onto the bench.

Wests Tigers Line Up


1. Moses Mbye, 2. David Nofoaluma, 3. Michael Chee Kam, 4. Tommy Talau, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Adam Doueihi, 7. Luke Brooks, 8. Stefano Utoikamanu, 9. Jacob Liddle, 13. Thomas Mikaele, 11. Shawn Blore, 12. Luciano Leilua, 16. Joe Ofahengaue, 14. Alex Twal, 15. Kelma Tuilagi, 18. Jake Simpkin, 19. Tuki Simpkins, 17. Zac Cini, 21. James Roberts

North Queensland Cowboys vs Wests Tigers FAQs

Where can I watch the North Queensland Cowboys vs Wests Tigers live stream?

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What time does North Queensland Cowboys vs Wests Tigers start?

The Round 22 clash is being played in Townsville at 5.30pm AEDT on Saturday, August 14.

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Verdict

North Queensland can’t be backed after losing eight straight. Wests Tigers can win a close game with Ken Maumalo to keep scoring.

Best Bet: Ken Maumalo Anytime Tryscorer $1.62 at bet365 Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Under 50.5 points Total Points $2.06 at Unibet Australia - 2 Units
Value Bet: Wests Tigers Win 1-12 Winning Margin $3.50 at Sportsbetting - 2 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Ken Maumalo First Tryscorer $10.00 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit

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