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St George Illawarra Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys Predictions & Tips - Dragons to end losing run

  • St George Illawarra Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys tips for Saturday's NRL Round 24 match
  • The Cowboys have lost their last 10 matches
  • Can North Queensland end their losing streak?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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North Queensland Cowboys and the St George Illawarra Dragons are both on losing runs (Getty Images)
Bets.com.au Staff 27 Aug 2021
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St George Illawarra Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys Tips


The Dragons have lost their last six games, while the Cowboys winless run extended to 10 games last weekend. Neither team have won since Round 17 but the Dragons are tipped to end their losing run.
  • St George Illawarra Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys Tips
  • Head to Head
  • St George Illawarra Dragons Form
  • St George Illawarra Dragons Team News
  • St George Illawarra Dragons Team List
  • North Queensland Cowboys Form
  • North Queensland Cowboys Team News
  • North Queensland Cowboys Team List
  • St George Illawarra Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys FAQs

  • St George Illawarra Dragons have lost their last 6 matches
  • St George Illawarra Dragons are 1 loss away from equalling their longest losing run of 7 matches
  • St George Illawarra Dragons have won 5 of their last 7 games against the North Queensland Cowboys.
  • North Queensland Cowboys have lost their last 10 matches

Head to Head


There have been 34 games played between these outfits, with both sides winning 17 games apiece.

The Dragons have won 5 of their last 7 games against the Cowboys. However, the Cowboys have won 10 of the 14 games played in Queensland between these sides.

St George Illawarra Dragons Form


The Dragons won back-to-back games against Canberra Raiders by 2 points and the New Zealand Warriors by 1 point in June and July to hold onto their place in the top 8.

But they have been comfortably disposed of in all six games since. Last weekend they lost to the Sydney Roosters 40-22, despite taking the lead midway through the second-half.

St George Illawarra Dragons Team News


Tyrell Sloan replaces Matt Dufty at fullback, while Blake Lawrie returns from injury at prop with Jack de Belin moving to lock. 

Josh McGuire moves from hooker to prop to make room for Jayden Sullivan. Tariq Sims moves into the back row, while Tyrell Fuimaono drops back to the bench.

Freddy Lussick is also on the bench having been loaned to the Dragons by the Roosters.  

St George Illawarra Dragons Team List


1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Corey Norman 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Jayden Sullivan 10. Josh Mcguire 11. Billy Burns 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jack de Belin 14. Freddy Lussick 15. Tyrell Fuimaono 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jackson Ford 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Poasa Faamausili 20. Gerard Beale 21. Josh Kerr

North Queensland Cowboys Form


The Cowboys had a fleeting moment in the top 8, winning back-to-back games against the Newcastle Knights and New Zealand Warriors to move into 7th place on the ladder.

Since then though, they’ve lost all 10 games to fall all the way down to second last on the ladder. 

Their last four losses have been against teams horribly out of form against the Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast Titans, Wests Tigers and Parramatta Eels.

North Queensland Cowboys Team News


Jason Taumalolo and Kyle Feldt returns from injury to line up at prop and on the wing. Valentine Holmes moves into the centres for the first time in his career. 

Laitia Moceidreke, Daejarn Asi and Francis Molo all drop out of the side. Reuben Cotter will line up at lock, with Mitchell Dunn dropping to the bench, where he will be joined by the returning Griffin Neame.

North Queensland Cowboys Team List


1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Ben Hampton 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Jason Taumalolo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Ben Condon 12. Heilum Luki 13. Reuben Cotter 14. Jake Granville 15. Jeremiah Nanai 16. Mitchell Dunn 17. Griffin Neame 18. Tom Gilbert 19. Daejarn Asi 20. Francis Molo 21. Laitia Moceidreke

St George Illawarra Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys FAQs

Where can I watch the St George Illawarra Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the St George Illawarra Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys live stream.

What time does the Dragons vs Cowboys match start?

The match is being played at Browne Park at 3.00pm AEDT on Saturday, August 28.

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Verdict

This is close to a coin-flip game. The Dragons should be the slightly better side and get end their losing run with a win by a margin of 1-12 points.

Best Bet: Dragons Win Match Result $1.75 at Neds - 3 Units
Value Bet: Dragons by 1-12 Winning Margin $3.50 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit

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