COWBOYS BEGIN TOUGH RUN HOME
EXCLUSIVE COLUMN MORGO’S MAIL
AFTER we won the grand final in 2015 it was an opportunity for me to take a breath and think about everyone who helped me get there.
My mum Sue was at the top of the list and it’s not until I’d reached the top level that I realised the things she did when I was coming through the juniors that I took for granted.
To have her at the grand final win over Brisbane was the ultimate reward for all the hard work she did for me and my two brothers growing up.
As a kid you don’t realise how much of an effort it would be. You take it for granted.
But looking back I realise how lucky I was to have someone do it so unselfishly for a long time.
Tough run home
WE host the Warriors in Women in League round tomorrow night which kickstarts a tough run home for us leading into finals.
Myself, Coops and Hessy can now focus fully on the Cowboys after a successful and memorable Origin campaign with Queensland, capped off with a 22- 6 win in the series decider last Wednesday.
Some may think it’s hard to come down from a high like that, but it's the opposite.
You want to hang on to that buzz as long as possible.
Having that winning feeling makes you want to keep winning. That in itself is motivation.
The Warriors will be without one of their main playmakers in Shaun Johnson tomorrow, a situation we’ve dealt with ourselves this year without JT. From the outside looking in you’d think Kieran Foran will use it as motivation and he’ll want to take a bit more control.
They’ve still got some very good players in Roger Tuivasa- Sheck and Issac Luke in their spine, who play for the Kiwis and play club footy together each week.
Without Johnson they’ll still be very tough and will throw a lot at us. They’re probably at a point where they’re nearly playing for their season and that makes any team tough to beat.
Jake deserves praise
IT’S been nice to see our hooker Jake Granville get a bit of recognition for his super consistent performances this week.
Everyone knows how important he is to us in attack, but he’s also a really important defensively and on the weekend we saw some of the hits he put on the much bigger Souths boys.
He also does so much work in cover defence.
He’s quick so he’s able to get to tackles that some can’t and we really noticed it earlier in the year when he was sidelined with a broken leg.
DEFENSIVE FORCE: Jake Granville tackles Souths back- rower Angus Crichton last week.