Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Cowboys' Premiership Bid Needs Sharks' Dedication

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Cowboys' Premiership Bid Needs Sharks' Dedication

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MICHAEL ENNIS

FOX LEAGUE

THE perfect game for the perfect Storm.

That's what the Cowboys will need to bring if they are to overcome Melbourne in Sunday's NRL grand final.

That's what Cronulla had to do last year. We had to complete at 93% to beat them and I think we had three errors during the entire game.

To beat Melbourne you need to be at your best.

The Cowboys can beat the Storm but they have to go about it the way we did and that includes containing the Storm's main man - Dally M Medallist Cameron Smith.

He is their point of attack. He controls everything out of dummy half.

Cooper Cronk is very good with his kicking game and his execution of Craig Bellamy's game plan but in terms of creativity Smith is their man.

We made him get through a mountain of work last year in the grand final and tried to fatigue him as much as possible. …

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