Rugby league supremo Phil Gould has made a bold prediction after the Cowboys’ impressive 45-20 Round 14 win over the Storm.
He believes Todd Payten’s men are the only team outside the Panthers who have the ability to “win the comp”.
As it stands, North Queensland sit in 14th position on the ladder and have won six of their 14 appearances, sitting fourth last in points differential.
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The Cowboys have also conceded the most points of any team, leaking 351 which sits 16 more than the Titans in second last.
But still, Gould believes the Cowboys have what it takes to win the premiership in 2023 and topple the Panthers, who he considers the favourites to lift the trophy.
“The Cowboys can win the comp, but a lot of things have to go right between now…