Fans urged to back Thurs­day- night clash

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

Thurs­day nights are a bit more dif­fi­cult to get to for our sup­port­ers who, as we all know, travel huge dis­tances to sup­port the Cowboys.”

The Cowboys are on track to have their big­gest av­er­age crowd in six years, with last Satur­day’s 18,826 against Cronulla push­ing the mean up to 16,390 af­ter eight games but are likely to suf­fer at the gate on Au­gust 13.

North Queens­land’s low­est crowd of the sea­son, 11,609, came on a Mon­day night dur­ing the round- four clash against the Mel­bourne Storm and the Cowboys have another Mon­day fix­ture against Par­ra­matta on July 27.

In a dou­ble blow, the Thurs­day- night game comes on the back of a five- day turn­around af­ter the Cowboys take on the Sharks in Cronulla on Au­gust 8. Green said the short turn­arounds would be tough but was happy the side had Satur­day- night clashes in the fi­nal three weeks.

“We’ve got a cou­ple of shorter turn­arounds but hav­ing quite a few Satur­day games gets you into the rou­tine of hav­ing that seven- day turn­around,” he said.

New Cowboys chief ex­ec­u­tive Greg Ton­ner yesterday urged the fans to turn up for the Thurs­day- night clash against Souths de­spite the dif­fi­cult tim­ing.

“I’m is­su­ing a call to rally the troops for the match against the Bun­nies,” he said.

“We want to see 1300SMILES Sta­dium packed to the rafters with our beloved and pas­sion­ate mem­bers and fans.”

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