You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content
Matt Elliott in this week's Breakdown.

This week on The Breakdown, analyst Matt Elliott assesses all four preliminary finals sides ahead of this weekend's grand final qualifiers.

While they might have lost one of their best defenders in Ethan Lowe, Elliott claims Coen Hess is more than up to the task and explains how the rest of the North Queensland side can cover for any minor mistakes he makes.

When the Broncos made a break down Hess's side of the field in last week's semi-final, it was the left-side players who pulled off some "mind-blowing" defence, according to Elliott.

"The left-side back-rower, coming over to help the right side out. This is something the Cowboys do particularly well, when they're broken down they come from everywhere," Elliott explained.

The former Penrith and Canberra coach also looks at where the game will be won and lost in the Storm-Raiders preliminary final.

Watch both videos below. 



Acknowledgement of Country

National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

Premier Partner

Media Partners

Major Partners

View All Partners