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North Queensland Cowboys vs Sydney Roosters Tips - Roosters to cover in Townsville
- Round 18 fixture is scheduled at Queensland Country Bank Stadium on Saturday
- The Cowboys have lost four in a row
- The Roosters are coming off a win to snap a two-game slide
Joseph Manu and the Roosters are out to beat the Cowboys. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
They are one of the few clubs with legitimate home ground advantage in Round 18, but the Cowboys (6-0-10, 14 points) have their work cut out for them with the Sydney Roosters (10-0-6, 22 points).
They found a lovely patch of form to toe the eight just a few weeks ago, but their trashing defeat at the hands of the Sea Eagles after Origin 1 looks to have blown the wheels right off the wagon, and they have been thrashed by the Knights and Souths in the wake.
A weakened Roosters proved slightly too strong for the Bulldogs at their best in Round 17, but they were given a real wakeup call by the Storm the week prior, and focus simply needs to return this week if they are going to make the top four.
The two sides last crossed paths in May with the Roosters comfortably winning their Round 10 meeting 30-16 in Brisbane.
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