Tonight the Cowboys trounced the Bulldogs at Suncorp – with the audience treated to a Thurston sideshow. The Queensland halfback was in cruise mode – as he put on every trick in the book, making the Bulldogs rue their decision to turn their backs on him all those years ago.
The game was very uncontrolled early from both teams, with plenty of dropped balls and errors. The Dogs forwards tried to muscle up, but the Cowboys big men had every answer. Bluey Southern and Tronc in particular really gave the Bulldogs back the tough stuff.
As the forward battle swung the Cowboys way, Thurston was able to simply run amok and did entertain.
The Bulldogs remain in the NRL wilderness for 2007 and need to find the spark soon. Ben Roberts had a forgettable night and the outside backs aren’t a force with the dogs engine room misfiring.
The icey ACT was the graveyard tonight, as the sour Saints continue their horror run. The Raiders without bad boy Todd Carney (who as of today remains with the Canberra Raiders) – we served through Adrian Purtell who took a hat trick of tries home for the night.
Zilmann the Raiders custodian found his form from the early rounds and was a danger all night.
The Dragons failed to click in attack and rarely threatened the Green machine tonight in a comprehensive loss. The only positive for the Dragons right now, is Matt Cooper remains injury free and the only weapon the red vee possess.