Granville amps up for match honours

Jake Granville declared mid-week he would place an emphasis on his running game during the Round 7 clash with the Titans and the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys hooker proved to be a man of his word.

Granville's 72 running metres in the 26-14 victory over the Titans were comfortably his most in a game this season.

His brilliant performance with ball in hand coupled with a line-break and 34 tackles was enough for Paul Green to name the dummy-half his Tropic Petroleum Man of the Match during post-match presentations at the Cowboys Leagues Club.

"It wasn't an easy decision to name a man of the match, which is a good thing and that hasn't been always the case the last few weeks," Green said.

"I had a couple of honourable mentions. JT, I thought he was in the game and competed really well tonight, which is what he's best at. Again Ben Hampton had a great game and was in and around everything.

But in the end I chose Jake, who I thought had a fantastic game and was really dangerous running the ball. It was really good to see him getting back to what he does best tonight.

A modest Granville palmed off the praise on to his teammates who he said allowed him to make constant inroads out of dummy half.

"Our big boys generated a lot of ruck speed and I was fortunate enough to be able to run off the back of that. Those guys provide me with the opportunity to make those runs, the credit should go to those guys," he said.

"The boys really got around each other last week and that showed against the Titans because the enthusiasm really shone through. If we can keep doing that we will take a lot of steps in the right direction."