Podcast: Why Cowboys will win without Origin stars

THE North Queensland Cowboys may have lost five players to State of Origin duties, but that won’t stop them against the St George Illawarra Dragons in Saturday night’s NRL clash at WIN Stadium.

That’s the opinion of Punters Show Sports Podcast co-host Matt Taylor, who has identified a Cowboys fixture as his best betting match of the round for the third straight week.

A fortnight ago Taylor tipped Melbourne Storm to overcome North Queensland at $2.87 (15-14) before telling punters the Cowboys should overcome the Brisbane Broncos at $1.75 last week (19-18).

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The margins may have been narrow but after both plays saluted, he has once again suggested the Cowboys represent the best betting proposition of the week in round 12.

Despite missing Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott, James Tamou, Michael Morgan and Justin O’Neill, Taylor says the $2.15 available (Thursday) for North Queensland to beat St George is simply too good to pass up.

Hear his argument for the Cowboys in this week’s Sports Podcast, where he was joined by regular co-host Jake Henson and Melbourne Punters Show star Anthony Jupp to talk all things AFL, NRL, NBA, football and more.

(Skip to 19 minutes into the podcast for the NRL discussion.)