Player news from R2 of 2015: North Qld vs Newcastle

Ethan Lowe (71/84): Continued on from his excellent start to the season last week… crossed the line for a try… 43 tackles… gained 153 run metres on his feet with 20… 2 missed tackles and an error

Matthew Scott (53/62): One of a number of Cowboys who racked up stats on attack especially in the first half… crossed for a try… 32 tackles… ran 18 times for 157 run metres… 3 missed tackles

Ben Hannant (44/53): 33 tackles… ran 17 times for 115 run metres

Jason Taumalolo (46/41): In attack, registered 6 tackle breaks and 2 offloads… 18 tackles… gained 143 run metres on his feet with 13… 2 missed tackles and 2 errors

Scott Bolton (33/36): 28 tackles

Kelepi Tanginoa (32/33): 27 tackles

Johnathan Thurston (34/41): Converted 2 conversions of 2 attempts attempts at goal… 15 tackles… covered 122 run metres on the ground with 17… 5 missed tackles and 2 errors. Slammed his left eyesocket on the knee of a tackler in the first half which bruised up nicely.

Gavin Cooper (24/32): 21 tackles… ran 16 times for 112 run metres… 2 missed tackles and an error

Rory Kostjasyn (27/30): 25 tackles… ran 6 times for 51 run metres… an missed tackle and an error

Kyle Feldt (28/27): When in attack, accumulated 5 tackle breaks… gained 118 run metres on his feet with 13

James Tamou (21/27): 13 tackles… covered 100 run metres on the ground with 11

Robert Lui (36/30): 25 tackles… 5 missed tackles and an error

Michael Morgan (16/30): Ran 14 times for 140 run metres

Kane Linnett (19/31): Made himself unpopular with a couple of dodgy tackles… going forward, racked up an tackle break and 2 offloads… ran 13 times for 113 run metres… 3 missed tackles

Matthew Wright (16/16): Gained 94 run metres on his feet with 12

Jake Granville (15/21): 15 tackles… 2 missed tackles and an error

Justin O’Neill (6/8): Knocked out cold halfway through the first half after his head hit the ground and stretchered off… was sitting up in the rooms

Joseph Leilua (55/91): Crossed the line for 2 tries… with ball in hand, worked for 2 line breaks, 5 tackle breaks and 2 offloads… ran 14 times for 131 run metres… an missed tackle and an error

Jarrod Mullen (65/46): With ball in hand, accumulated an try assist, an line break assist, 2 tackle breaks and 4 offloads… 22 tackles… covered 53 run metres on the ground with 9… an missed tackle and an error

Robbie Rochow (49/66): In attack, had an try assist, an line break assist, an tackle break and 2 offloads… 26 tackles… covered 112 run metres on the ground with 13

Kade Snowden (56/65): A couple of very important contributions to set up tries for Newcastle in the second half… on offence, registered an line break, 3 tackle breaks and 2 offloads… 35 tackles… gained 140 run metres on his feet with 15… 3 missed tackles and an error

Korbin Sims (44/46): On the defensive side, was credited with 5 1-on-1 tackles… 37 tackles… covered 84 run metres on the ground with 10

Jeremy Smith (40/44): On the defensive side, managed 5 1-on-1 tackles… 30 tackles… gained 84 run metres on his feet with 9

Beau Scott (47/50): In attack, registered 2 tackle breaks and 3 offloads… 39 tackles… 4 missed tackles. Tackle on Thurston in the first half had him put on report.

Akuila Uate (37/48): Played his role catching a few dangerous bombs on defence… crossed the line for a try… on offence, totalled an line break, 5 tackle breaks and an offload… covered 99 run metres on the ground with 15

Adam Clydsdale (33/35): 34 tackles

Jack Stockwell (31/31): 23 tackles… ran 7 times for 56 run metres

Dane Gagai (34/36): On offence, racked up 5 tackle breaks… 12 tackles… covered 156 run metres on the ground with 20… an missed tackle and 2 errors

Kurt Gidley (33/50): 29 tackles… gained 100 run metres on his feet with 9… 2 missed tackles and 2 errors

Chris Houston (29/31): 32 tackles… ran 7 times for 58 run metres… 4 penalties. Put on report for a dangerous tackle on Thurston in the second half.

Tyrone Roberts (31/29): Tallied 2 conversions of 3 attempts with the boot… 13 tackles… 3 missed tackles

James McManus (14/22): Gained 98 run metres on his feet with 13

David Fa’alogo (16/17): 18 tackles

Sione Mata’utia (13/19): Covered 131 run metres on the ground with 12… 2 missed tackles and an error