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AFTER a lacklustre start to the season, the North Queensland Cowboys have become the best defensive side in the NRL over the past six rounds.
In their first 11 Cowboys conceded per game.
However, a mid- season review was the catalyst for a fresh approach which has seen the Cowboys concede just 12.83 points per game since Round 11.
The improved defensive effort has helped counteract the absence of star playmaker Johnathan Thurston, whose season was ended by a shoulder injury. rounds, the 20.18 points
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