NRL™ : The Sydney Roosters take on a desperate North Queensland Cowboys side just five days after beating Manly in a tough Monday night encounter. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEDT.
The Roosters went a long way to proving why they are true premiership contenders after their gutsy 16-4 victory over the Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.
In a bruising contest, Sydney showcased tremendous attitude and steel in defence to keep Manly at bay despite playing the last ten minutes with 12 men after Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was sent off.
Not since the early 2000′s have the Roosters defended as well as they are now, and they will need to be on the mark again against the Cowboys tonight.
North Queensland were competitive against South Sydney last week but still lost by 18 points in a contest that was closer than the scoreline suggests.
The Cowboys are always a tough nut to crack at home and will be even more desperate to win given their precarious position on the NRL ladder.
With a tough Origin period coming up for both teams, two competition points tonight is just the tonic either side needs to brace themselves for the tough matches that lay ahead.