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NYC Premiership 

- Round 21 

- North Queensland Cowboys V Melbourne Storm  

- 30 July 2016 

- 1300 Smiles Stadium, Townsville, Qld 

- Scott Davis

A rugby league season can be a tough grind, even tougher when you’re just 19 years of age.

Coping with the travel, the training and the physicality can all wear a young team down towards the back end of the season.

However the Thunderbolts showed last week they are a team still with plenty to give in 2016.

Their 48-14 win over the Rabbitohs saw them record their seventh win of the season.

The result was a culmination of hard work and some renewed energy the side has enjoyed in recent weeks.

Be at AAMI Park when we take on the Broncos, Friday 26 August, 7:30pm.

“Over the last few weeks we’ve had a couple of guys make their debut which has brought a bit of energy to the squad,” Thunderbolts coach Eric Smith said.

“Having those new guys come in has definitely helped out as well, it has added a little bit of life to the squad.

“As a whole I think as a group they’ve been preparing themselves really well and holding themselves well for the back end of the year.”

The Thunderbolts face a difficult test against an in-form Canberra side on Saturday.

The Raiders, like their NRL team, have won six games in a row to sky-rocket into the top eight on the NYC ladder.

Storm’s Under-20s will look to cause the upset but will need to continued on from their efforts of last week to do so.

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour 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.