Canberra Raiders vs North Queensland Cowboys Tips and Odds – NRL 2022

GIO Stadium will play host to Thursday's Round 6 NRL game between Canberra Raiders and North Queensland Cowboys. The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Canberra Raiders heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Canberra Raiders vs. North Queensland Cowboys game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Thursday April 14, 2022 at 7:50 pm

Where: GIO Stadium

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Canberra Raiders vs North Queensland Cowboys Preview

Canberra gets an early opportunity to atone for its rude Round 2 awakening in Townsville, while North Queensland take a psychological edge into this road trip after steamrolling the Raiders 26-6 at home.

The Raiders had just 41 percent possession and completed just 18 of 32 sets. Their back-five all made under 85 metres; their Cowboys counterparts all posted 110-plus and young playmaker Tom Dearden and veteran halves partner Chad Townsend shone.

There hasn’t been too much since to suggest the 2-3 Raiders are a Top 8-quality unit, particularly in losses to Manly (25-6) and Melbourne (30-16) in the past fortnight.

The Cowboys are also 2-3 and on a two-match losing streak. After a 28-4 home losses to Roosters tarnished by three sin-binnings, they went down 25-24 to the Warriors in golden point last Friday – a match they probably should have iced after leading by 12 and dominating the middle battle.

Fill-in fullback Scott Drinkwater gave the Cowboys another dimension and Todd Payten some food for thought with a dynamic display; he’ll get another chance in the No.1 this week. Griffin Neame and Jamayne Taunoa-Brown are out due to concussion, with Coen Hess returning and Connelly Lemuelu promoted.

The Cowboys have won three of their last five matches in Canberra. But the Raiders have won both of their games at GIO Stadium in 2022 – both via late tries against the Sharks and Titans.

A pivotal game for both teams and a real flip of the coin. But with Ricky Stuart coming under some heat, expect a response from the Green Machine. Their big-name pack is underperforming and should stand up to be counted, laying a platform for in-form ball-runners Jack Wighton and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad.

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Canberra Raiders vs North Queensland Cowboys Teams

Raiders team: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Semi Valemei 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Brad Schneider 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Tom Starling 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Xavier Savage 15. Emre Guler 16. Adam Elliott 17. Corey Horsburgh 18. Sebastian Kris 19. Hudson Young 20. Matt Frawley 21. Albert Hopoate 22. Jarrod Croker 23. Trey Mooney 24. Peter Hola

Cowboys team: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Coen Hess 11. Tom Gilbert 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Heilum Luki 16. Reuben Cotter 17. Connelly Lemuelu 18. Emry Pere 19. Brendan Elliot 20. Riley Price 21. Daejarn Asi 22. Ben Condon 23. Ben Hampton 24. Tomas Chester