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North Queensland Cowboys

North Queensland CowboysThe North Qld Cowboys were introduced to the NRL in 1995 and played in the Super League in 1997. It took nine seasons for the club to make its maiden finals appearance after finishing many years at the root of the Premiership ladder. The Cowboys have now become a regular in finals football, making their maiden Grand Final appearance in 2005 whilst also making Preliminary finals in 2004 and 2007.

In 2014, the Cowboys again progressed to the finals after finishing fifth in the regular season. After comprehensively defeating the Broncos 32-20 in the elimination finals the side controversially lost to the Roosters 31-30 in the next round. The loss sparked outrage across the rugby league community and triggered the side’s star playmaker, Jonathan Thurston, to proclaim that the NRL administration did not want to see the Cowboys in the finals.

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North Queensland Cowboys Articles

We are no one-man show – NRL’s Cowboys

by , 31 Jan 2015

Unlike tournament organisers, North Queensland’s Gavin Cooper can see the funny side of Johnathan Thurston’s Auckland Nines no-show. But the stand-in Cowboys skipper is deadly serious when he reckons defending champions North Queensland can again prove they are no one-man show at Eden Park this weekend. Tournament officials were kicking cans after the closest Thurston […]

Auckland Nines preview part 3: Waiheke (green) group

Auckland Nines preview part 3: Waiheke (green) group

by , 30 Jan 2015

The teams in the Waiheke group for this year’s Auckland Nines are the Melbourne Storm, Penrith Panthers, North Queensland Cowboys and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The squads are as follows: Melbourne Storm Young Tonumaipea, Kenny Bromwich, Will Chambers (c), Kurt Mann, Richie Kennar, Dayne Weston, Cameron Munster, Hymel Hunt, Tim Glasby, Marika Koroibete, Travis Robinson, […]

No more excuses for North Queensland

No more excuses for North Queensland

by , 13 Jan 2015

The North Queensland Cowboys represent everything that rugby league is about. A simple club with a strong community engagement, the Cowboys are the pride and joy of one of rugby league’s true heartlands. Hailing from regional Queensland, the club was always going to be fighting an uphill battle to compete with the big brands and […]

James Tamou to undergo neck surgery

by , 29 Nov 2014

Neck surgery is expected to sideline North Queensland prop James Tamou for three months. But the Cowboys are still hopeful the Test front-rower will be available for the 2015 NRL season opener. North Queensland have confirmed Tamou will go under the knife on Tuesday to repair nerve damage after injuring his neck in July playing […]

Cowboys go north to get heads right

by , 26 Nov 2014

Forget “going troppo” – Cowboys playmaker Johnathan Thurston reckons a trip north will help his side think clearly in case of yet another refereeing blunder. North Queensland coach Paul Green has promised a torturous three-day pre-season camp in the tropical heat of Cairns, 350km north of their hometown Townsville, from Thursday. But instead of losing […]

Cowboys CEO Jourdain resigns

by , 13 Nov 2014

The North Queensland Cowboys are searching for a new chief executive after Peter Jourdain announced he will end his four year stint at the NRL club. Jourdain will remain at the club until a replacement is found. Cowboys staff and players were told of Jourdain’s decision on Wednesday, the first day of pre-season training at […]

Top 10 NRL off-season moves

by , 16 Oct 2014

Although the premiership party remains in full swing in Redfern, much of the NRL’s attention has swiftly turned to 2015 and beyond. Every club has dipped into the transfer market, some far more than others. Teams such as the Sharks, Titans and Tigers have recruited in decent numbers, reflecting their need to overhaul their rosters […]

Mastermind season review: North Queensland Cowboys

Mastermind season review: North Queensland Cowboys

by , 1 Oct 2014

After last year’s sacking of Neil Henry, the North Queensland Cowboys entered season 2014 with a new coach and new expectations. Paul Green, an assistant under Trent Robinson at the Roosters last year, was appointed to become the eighth head coach of the club – the first former player to do so. After a slow […]

NRL season in review (Part IV)

NRL season in review (Part IV)

by , 25 Sep 2014

Continuing with our ongoing series of season reviews, in Part IV we have the Cowboys and Sea Eagles. Both exited the season last round thanks to controversial last-minute penalties. The North Queensland Cowboys In 2014 we essentially got the same Cowboys season that we got in 2013 and in 2012. A sketchy, up and down […]

Move along JT, it’s time for DCE

Move along JT, it’s time for DCE

by , 23 Sep 2014

It’s time for the Cowboys to put Johnathan Thurston out to pasture and place their future in the hands of Queensland’s next great player: Daly Cherry-Evans. After a tough finals loss to the Roosters, the door slammed shut on yet another North Queensland Cowboys grand final run. The window for winning is closing fast and […]


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