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Cowboy NRL revenge a worry for Sheens

By Steve Jancetic 27/09/2005 07:59:48 PM Comments (0)

Beware the vengeance-seeking North Queensland Cowboys is the message Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens is telling his players ahead of the NRL grand final.

Sheens said the Tigers 50-6 qualifying final victory over the Cowboys three weeks ago would count for nothing come kick-off on Sunday.

His Cowboys counterpart Graham Murray said the massacre wouldn't play any part in his side's build-up.

Sheens has made sure the Tigers are fully aware of the Cowboys ability to bounce back from a big loss.

The third-year Tigers mentor has written the scores 50-12 and 29-0 on his whiteboard just to illustrate the point. They represent the Cowboys last two performances against Parramatta. One was a hiding at Parramatta Stadium back in round nine, the second is Sunday's form reversal at Telstra Stadium which brought the Eels' season to an abrupt end.

"On my board in there is 50-12, 29-0, it doesn't take much," Sheens said.

"The things about football this year ... it doesn't matter what you do two weeks ago, five weeks ago.

"It was only three weeks ago we got beat by Penrith and the week before by Melbourne and we were written off.

"(The Cowboys) were written off after one game, they've won two great games to come back.

"It means nothing what we did three weeks ago. Absolutely nothing. It's what happens this week."

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