North Queensland Cowboys back-rower Coen Hess.

It was billed as the grand final rematch and it lived up to the expectation as the Melbourne Storm defeated the North Queensland Cowboys. 

With the two teams forming a rivalry in recent years, after a defensive slog-out early, the Storm were far too good in the end.

Despite a swashbuckling performance by Coen Hess who scored two tries, the Cowboys could not keep up in the end.

Coach Paul Green criticised his team for believing their own hype following the loss.

“[They need to] stop reading some headlines for starters and just have a more consistent effort in the little areas, the tough areas of the game,” he said.

Despite their completion rate of 78 percent, their high missed tackle count concerned Green.

“It disappoints me, because I know we are better than that. Until we are prepared to work hard for it, it’s not going to happen for us,” he said.

“Two weeks in a row. We didn’t really learn our lesson from last week [loss to Brisbane] on how to play good consistent footy in the NRL.”

Player of the Game:

3. Coen Hess

2. Nelson Asofa-Solomona

  1. Cameron Smith

By ricky

One thought on “Storm defeat Cowboys in grand final rematch”
  1. It was very nearly 0-4, down by 7 points with not long to go, the Cowboys scored a converted try, JT kicked the field goal to level up and then kicked another one in golden point to get the first win on the board and start an 11 game winning streak.. The Cowboys last win of the season would be very much like their first.

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