Sunshine Coast Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 18 NRL game between Melbourne Storm and North Queensland Cowboys. The game kicks off at 4:05 pm with Melbourne Storm heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Melbourne Storm vs. North Queensland Cowboys game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday September 13, 2020 at 4:05 pm
Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium
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Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys Odds
Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys Preview
The Storm have successfully put their Round 15 loss behind them with back-to-back wins over the Sea Eagles and Rabbitohs.
A trip back to the Sunshine Coast awaits this week for Craig Bellamy’s side and they should have no trouble disposing of a Cowboys outfit that required extra time to put away the Dragons last week.
Normally by this point in the season Bellamy is considering resting his players, but the Storm still find themselves three points off the ladder leading Panthers.
Coen Hess is set to return from suspension this week for the Cowboys, while Jason Taumalolo and Michael Morgan remain a chance to play in the final game of the season.
The Storm should also be boosted by Nelson Asofa-Solomona’s potential return.
Inclusions aside, Melbourne has won 10 straight over the Cowboys dating back to 2016 and are also a perfect 4-0 on the Sunshine Coast.
Josh Addo-Carr and company seem to play some of their best footy in the Sunshine State, so everything points to a Storm blowout.
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Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys Teams
Storm team: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Brenko Lee 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 14. Ryley Jacks 15. Darryn Schonig 16. Albert Vete 17. Isaac Lumelume 18. Tom Eisenhuth 19. Sandor Earl 20. Tui Kamikamica 21. Max King
Cowboys team: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Esan Marsters 5. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Francis Molo 9. Reuben Cotter 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Josh Mcguire 14. Daejarn Asi 15. John Asiata 16. Tom Gilbert 17. Corey Jensen 18. Shane Wright 19. Jake Granville 20. Ben Hampton 21. Peter Hola