Wests Tigers vs Nth Queensland Cowboys Tips and Odds – NRL 2021

will play host to Sunday's Round 5 NRL game between Wests Tigers and Nth Queensland Cowboys. The game kicks off at 4:05 pm with Wests Tigers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Wests Tigers vs. Nth Queensland Cowboys game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Sunday April 11, 2021 at 4:05 pm

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Wests Tigers vs Nth Queensland Cowboys Odds

Wests Tigers vs Nth Queensland Cowboys Preview

The Wests Tigers 36-22 loss to the Eels is a fair reflection of their performance last week. Parramatta flew out of the blocks with a couple of errors at the back, giving Wests a chance to come back. Without Clint Gutherson and Blake Ferguson spilling the ball, Wests are never in it. Speaking of never in it, the North Queensland Cowboys have barely been in anything this season. Once again, their defence cost them any chance of victory down by 30 points at halftime last week.

Accepting himself that the Tigers attack wasn’t up to scratch, Michael Maguire has made a couple of changes out the back. Moses Mbye comes into the centres pushing Tommy Talau out to the wing. Asu Kepaoa loses his spot in the side. The Cowboys have been given a massive boost with Jason Taumalolo named at lock while Kyle Feldt returns to the wing.

If the Cowboys are to start displaying some starch in defence before giving what is a dangerous looking backline a platform to build on, it has to start this week. The Tigers scored one good try last week; their attack didn’t play as well as 22 points suggests. Taumalolo will breathe life into North Queensland. Even if the rest of the pack don’t take his return as a reason to step up, the Tongan international will add roughly 200 metres to the Cowboys yardage game regardless. That gives Scott Drinkwater, Valentine Holmes and Reece Robson something to work with. Not convinced with the Tigers over the last fortnight, a rare upset isn’t out of the question here despite the Cowboys’ 21-year drought at Leichhardt Oval.

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Wests Tigers vs Nth Queensland Cowboys Teams

Tigers team: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. James Roberts 4. Moses Mbye 5. Tommy Talau 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. Zane Musgrove 9. Jacob Liddle 10. James Tamou 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Michael Chee-Kam 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Stefano Utoikamanu 17. Joe Ofahengaue 18. Alex Seyfarth 19. Joseph Leilua 20. Jake Simpkin 21. Tukimihia Simpkins

Cowboys team: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Ben Hampton 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Ben Condon 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Coen Hess 16. Josh Mcguire 17. Lachlan Burr 18. Esan Marsters 19. Reuben Cotter 20. Corey Jensen 21. Jake Clifford