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Last updated: 30 May 2024
Jeremy Darke 30 May 2024
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  • Sydney Roosters vs North QLD Cowboys expert predictions for Sunday’s Round 13 NRL game
  • Kick off is at 4:05 PM at Allianz Stadium
  • Sydney Roosters have been in excellent form, scoring an average of 42.4 points per game in the last 5 matches.
  • Preview, expert analysis, stats, team news & best bet
Joseph Manu
Joseph Manu is tied first in the NRL with 10 tries this season. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Sydney Roosters vs North QLD Cowboys, Round 13 2024 - Expert Prediction

This is likely to be a bloodbath with the Roosters peking apart the Cowboys who are decimated by Origin selection and do not have the depth in their squad to cover like Sydney do.
  • Sydney Roosters vs North QLD Cowboys, Round 13 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Sydney Roosters Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Sydney Roosters Team News
  • Sydney Roosters Team List
  • North QLD Cowboys Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • North QLD Cowboys Team News
  • North QLD Cowboys Team List

It is a big line of 18.5 points in favour of the Chooks, but with plenty of star power still left in their starting side and with the Cowboys leaking the fifth-most amount of points of any team in the NRL, this game is likely to end up with another big total from the Roosters.

Sydney have also lost some guns but they have been firing at an incredible level of late and it will not stop against a replacement Cowboys team. Expect the Roosters to put on over their Team Total of 24.5 points and Joey Manu to be in the thick of it as usual and score a couple. 

  • The Cowboys have covered the line in just 1 of their past 9 games.
  • The Cowboys will be missing 6 of their starters due to Origin.
  • The Roosters have scored an average of 42.4 points over the past 5 games.
  • Joey Manu has scored 6 tries in his previous 5 games.

Head to Head 

The Cowboys dusted the Roosters 20-6 in Magic Round last season. Sydney had won five straight prior to 2023 and lead the head to head battle 5-2 since 2019. 

Sydney Roosters Form Analysis & Betting Trends

Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+

The Roosters are crowing at the moment and are in clinical form, especially in attack. Another huge performance from their backline saw them put up 44 points to the Raiders 16 last weekend at GIO Stadium. 

Despite possession and territory being fairly even in the match, Sydney were clinical when they got their opportunities on the back of the 8 Linebreaks they made. The Roosters had just 23 tackles in the Raiders 20m but still put on 8 tries.

Sydney have averaged 42.4 points per game over their past 5 matches, while conceding over 18 points just once during the span. 

Sydney Roosters Team News

Joseph Suaalii, Angus Crichton, Spencer Leniu and Lindsay Collins are all confirmed absences for Origin duty and Luke Keary could also be called into the squad with Nicho Hynes under an injury cloud.

Sitili Tupouniua and Siua Wong are joined by Michael Jennings on the bench with Fetalaiga Pauga moving into the centres. Terrell May and Nat Butcher move into the starting side.

Sydney Roosters Team List

1. James Tedesco
2. Daniel Tupou
3. Fetalaiga Pauga
4. Joey Manu
5. Dom Young
6. Luke Keary
7. Sam Walker
8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
9. Brandon Smith
10. Terrell May
11. Nat Butcher
12. Victor Radley
13. Naufahu Whyte

14. Sandon Smith
15. Siua Wong
16. Sitili Tupouniua
17. Michael Jennings

18. Zach Dockar-Clay
19. Blake Steep
20. Ethan King
21. Jake Elliott
​​​​​​​22. De La Salle Va'a

North QLD Cowboys Form Analysis & Betting Trends

Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+

The Cows found a little form over the past two weeks with wins over Souths and Wests. 

It was the same old story for Todd Payton’s men though, with them dropping in and out of the match last week against the Tigers which made it uncomfortable there for a while, despite leading 20-0 after the first 14 minutes. 

Lapses in concentration have hurt the Cowboys all season and coach Payton was not happy with his team’s performance despite the big win. 

The Cowboys score 26.4 points per game, the second most in the NRL, but they concede just as many, allowing their opposition to put on 26.3 points per game.

North QLD Cowboys Team News

Murray Taulagi, Valentine Holmes Tom Dearden will be missing from the backline, while Reece Robson, Jeremiah Nanai and Reuben Cotter will be out from the pack, as half of the starting 13 on Origin duty.

Braidon Burns and Tom Chester move into the backline with Jake Clifford slotting into the halves. Jake Granville and Kulikefu Finefeuiaki come into the forwards and Harrison Edwards and Jamal Shibasaki come onto the bench.

North QLD Cowboys Team List

1. Scott Drinkwater
2. Kyle Feldt
3. Tom Chester
4. Villiami Vailea
5. Briadon Burns
6. Jake Clifford
7. Chad Townsend
8. Jordan McLean
9. Jake Granville
10. Griffin Neame
11. Heilum Luki
12. Kulikefu Finefeuiaki
13. Thomas Mikaele

14. Sam McIntyre
15. Harrison Edwards
16. Jamal Shibasaki
17. Jason Taumalolo

18. Kaiden Lahrs
19. Thomas Duffy 
20. Marly Bitungane
21. Jai Hansen
​​​​​​​22. Jaxon Purdue


The Roosters attack is going to have another big day and put on over 34.5 points with Sydney covering the 19.5-point line.

Joey Manu leads the tryscoring race this season and will add another.
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