After winning 3 straight the Cowboys are the form team of the competition, and they will be looking to continue their rise up the ladder when they host the struggling Warriors.
Despite a 20-16 loss here last year, the Cowboys have won and covered 8 of the past 9 clashes here with the Warriors, and combined with New Zealand’s poor away record a repeat showing would not surprise.
4 of the last 5 matches here have recorded 40pts or more, and with Johnathan Thurston in sublime form, the warriors could be in for a long night.
In a clash of the heavyweights, the Roosters travel to AAMI Park to take on the in-form Melbourne Storm on Saturday night.
Melbourne have won 7 of the past 9 clashes here with the Roosters, with 4 of the past 5 clashes recording 42pts or more.
Interestingly 9 of the past 10 encounters here have had a winning margin of 13+, so despite this looking a close match it may pay to be wary of a potential blowout.
One thing that is somewhat alarming is the 8 man bench named for Melbourne, which to me implies there are a couple of blokes in doubt or carrying injuries, so for this reason I’ll lean slightly towards the Roosters in what should be a great clash.