How to watch North Queensland Cowboys vs Melbourne Storm NRL live and match preview
The Melbourne Storm will head north to face the competition's surprise packet Cowboys in a massive top 4 blockbuster.
The Melbourne Storm's 7-game winning streak was snapped last week by the reigning premiers with Penrith charging away to a 32-6 win.
Even though the Storm were missing a host of big-name players, this match will provide another strong challenge for them.
The Cowboys have won 7 of their 10 matches to sit 3rd on the table, which has been a remarkable rise for a team that finished in the bottom 2 last season.
When is Cowboys vs Storm?
This match gets underway on Saturday 21 May at 5:30pm AEST at Queensland Country Bank stadium in Townsville.
How to watch Cowboys vs Storm live online
The NRL season is split between matches on Channel 9 and also Foxtel and Kayo.
The Cowboys have been a surprise packet in 2022 and have had a lot of subscription-only games coming off a low base last year.
The Storm have been a mixed bag of free-to-air and streaming, depending on what state you live in.
Stream Cowboys vs Storm on Kayo
Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, PlayStation 4 and 5, and selected Samsung, LG and Hisense TVs.
Subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 a month and that lets you watch on 1 device at a time. If you're after more simultaneous streams, the Basic package at $27.50 a month allows 2 while the Premium package has up to 3 at once for $35 a month.
Cowboys vs Storm match preview
The Storm welcome back Jahrome Hughes for this clash but they are still missing superstar Ryan Papenhuyzen. They rarely put in 2 under par performances in a row, so their response in this match will be interesting.
The Cowboys are flying along with 5 straight wins. This is a great test to see how far they've really come this year.
Storm have won 6 in a row against the Cowboys, but most of them have been pretty tight with an average margin of just 8 points across those wins. We think this will follow a similar script with the Storm sneaking home.
Cowboys vs Storm team lists
Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Reuben Cotter 11. Tom Gilbert 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 15. Heilum Luki 16. Coen Hess 17. Griffin Neame 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 19. Jake Granville 20. Connelly Lemuelu 21. Ben Condon 22. Jake Bourke 23. Ben Hampton 24. Brendan Elliot
Storm: 1. Tyran Wishart 2. Nick Meaney 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Brandon Smith 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Alec MacDonald 15. Dean Ieremia 16. Trent Loiero 17. Tui Kamikamica 18. Chris Lewis 19. Cooper Johns 20. Tom Eisenhuth 21. Jordan Grant 22. Bronson Garlick 23. William Warbrick 24. Jayden Nikorima
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