North Queensland Cowboys

North Queensland CowboysThe North Queensland Cowboys were introduced to the NRL in 1995, and play their home matches in Townsville, the region’s largest city. After being anchored near the bottom of ladder for their first nine years, the Cowboys have enjoyed regular finals appearances since, including a maiden NRL premiership in 2015.

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North Queensland backed up their premiership win with a strong campaign in 2016. 17 wins saw them finish inside the NRL’s top four and while they were able to rebound from a qualifying loss to Melbourne with a semi final win over arch-rivals Brisbane, a preliminary final loss to Cronulla ended their title defense.

Senior coach: Paul Green
Captains: Jonathon Thurston, Matthew Scott
2016 finish: 4th
Premierships: 2015

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2017 Team List
John Asiata, Scott Bolton, Javid Bowen, Josh Chudleigh, Gavin Cooper, Lachlan Coote, Kyle Feldt, Shaun Fensom, Gideon Gela-Mosby, Jake Granville, Ben Hampton, Coen Hess, Sam Hoare, Shaun Hudson, Corey Jensen, Marcus Jensen, Patrick Kaufusi, Kyle Laybutt, Kane Linnett, Ethan Lowe, Patrick Mago, Michael Morgan, Justin O’Neill, Kalyn Ponga, Matthew Scott, Ben Spina, Jason Taumalolo, Ray Thompson, Johnathan Thurston, Braden Uele, Antonio Winterstein, Shane Wright

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Last updated: 10 March, 2017

North Queensland Cowboys Articles

No finals is a failure for Cowboys: Morgan

No finals is a failure for Cowboys: Morgan

by , 20 Aug 2017

Michael Morgan has spoken passionately about North Queensland’s desire to rise above their horror injury toll and make an unlikely finals run, saying the season would be ‘a failure’ if they weren’t there in September.

Injury-decimated Cowboys hang tough but fall to Sharks

Injury-decimated Cowboys hang tough but fall to Sharks

by , 19 Aug 2017

The Cronulla Sharks have picked up an uninspiring victory over an injury-decimated North Queensland Cowboys outfit by ten points to keep themselves planted in the top four with two rounds to play.

North Queensland Cowboys vs Cronulla Sharks: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

North Queensland Cowboys vs Cronulla Sharks: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

by , 19 Aug 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: The Cronulla Sharks have picked up an uninspiring victory over an injury-decimated North Queensland Cowboys outfit by ten points to keep themselves planted in the top four with two rounds to play.

The Cowboys will ride high in 2018

The Cowboys will ride high in 2018

by , 17 Aug 2017

The 2017 season may end up as a testament to what could have been for North Queensland.

Cowboys injury toll mounts in Penrith loss

Cowboys injury toll mounts in Penrith loss

by , 13 Aug 2017

We’re not done yet: That’s the message from North Queensland despite their injury toll worsening with nearly a whole starting team’s worth of talent sidelined.

Cleary conquers Cowboys as Panthers win at Pepper

Cleary conquers Cowboys as Panthers win at Pepper

by , 12 Aug 2017

In a great advertisement for Rugby League, the Penrith Panthers have held off the North Queensland Cowboys at Pepper Stadium.

Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys highlights: NRL live scores, blog

Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys highlights: NRL live scores, blog

by , 12 Aug 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: In a great advertisement for Rugby League, the Penrith Panthers have held off the North Queensland Cowboys at Pepper Stadium.

Storm beat injury-hit Cowboys

Storm beat injury-hit Cowboys

by , 5 Aug 2017

A defensive masterclass from Melbourne has helped them outlast an undermanned North Queensland 26-8 in Townsville.

North Queensland Cowboys vs Melbourne Storm Highlights: NRL live scores, blog

North Queensland Cowboys vs Melbourne Storm Highlights: NRL live scores, blog

by , 4 Aug 2017 Video

The North Queensland Cowboys are aiming to put their top eight spot beyond doubt, but standing in their way are the top of the table Melbourne Storm in what is sure to be match of the round. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).

Roosters overcome halftime deficit to defeat Cowboys

Roosters overcome halftime deficit to defeat Cowboys

by , 29 Jul 2017 Video

The Sydney Roosters have reclaimed second spot on the NRL ladder with a stirring 22-16 comeback win over North Queensland on Saturday night at Allianz Stadium.


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