The world of Rugby League.

rleague.com

Bowen a crowd favourite in the Top End

Matthew Bowen is a fan favourite wherever he goes and that includes Darwin where he has been the most popular Toyota Cowboy since the team hit town on Tuesday.
Bowen a crowd favourite in the Top End
by NRL

Matthew Bowen is a fan favourite wherever he goes and that includes Darwin where he has been the most popular Toyota Cowboy since the team hit town on Tuesday.

North Queensland's games record holder took part in a coaching clinic and signing session with around 200 young footballers at the Litchfield Bears on Thursday morning, and Bowen thinks he may have converted a few of them into Cowboys supporters.

There is no doubt there's plenty of support already in the Top End for the Cowboys, who should have a big crowd of members and fans backing them against the Roosters in their round seven NRL match at TIO Stadium on Saturday night.

There were Cowboys jerseys and shirts dotted in amongst the Bears jerseys at Litchfield, about 30 minutes south of the Darwin CBD.

"It's always good to be able to do these sort of things," Bowen said at today's clinic, one of two where the Cowboys players featured.

"The kids get a kick out of it and I'm sure the boys do as well.

"We've come up here for the last three years and I think we're getting a bit of a Cowboys fan base up here.

"It's a bit of a home away from home.

"I'm sure we'll have a crowd turn out for us on Saturday night and hopefully we can get the two points for them."

While North Queensland has been in Darwin since Tuesday afternoon, the Roosters arrive late on Thursday, giving them only a couple of days to acclimatise to the heat and humidity.

"Obviously the heat will hit them and we'll see what happens," Bowen said.

"We have similar conditions at home and the Roosters coming from Sydney will find it difficult.

"But if you drop a lot of ball on Saturday night, I'm sure we'll find it hard as well."

- NRL Stats: Roosters v North Qld
- NYC Stats: Roosters v North Qld
- Live Blog: Roosters v North Qld
- Roosters Forum
- North Qld Forum
- NRL Betting: Roosters v North Qld
- NYC Betting: Roosters v North Qld
- Round 7 Teams, STATS and Predictions
- Follow Rleague.com on Twitter - www.twitter.com/rleaguecom




Your thoughts?


You need to login or register to contribute here



Follow rleague.com on Facebook

Related Profiles

View profile pages including statistics, results, news, photos and more on all of the following...

Popular News Stories