Giddy-up! It’s time for the NRL Grand Fi­nal

Dalby Herald - - NEWS - Joseph Barclay Joseph.Barclay@dal­by­her­

AS A jour­nal­ist, my pro­fes­sion re­quires me to up­hold ob­jec­tiv­ity at all times.

How­ever to­day I am go­ing to make an ex­cep­tion.

Hav­ing been born and bred in Cairns my­self, watch­ing the North Queens­land Cow­boys do the seem­ingly im­pos­si­ble and make this year’s NRL Grand Fi­nal has been noth­ing short of amaz­ing.

After losing co-cap­tains Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott to in­juries, the ma­jor­ity of NRL pun­dits had all but writ­ten the Cow­boys off.

De­spite their doubters, they limped into the fi­nals and once there, they man­aged to stave off their ex­pected early demise through gritty and de­ter­mined wins over very cred­i­ble op­po­si­tion; cul­mi­nat­ing in a clash with mi­nor pre­miers the Mel­bourne Storm in the big dance.

In what is a David v Go­liath clash, if the Cow­boys can reign vic­to­ri­ous given their cir­cum­stances this sea­son, I be­lieve it will be the great­est pre­mier­ship win in NRL his­tory.

I pre­dict the North Queens­land Cow­boys will win 16-14 in a hard-fought af­fair.

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