North Queensland Cowboys

Last updated: 10 March, 2017

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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North Queensland Cowboys Articles

Youthful Cowboys score NRL win over Titans

Youthful Cowboys score NRL win over Titans

by , 25 Mar 2017

The class of 2017 graduated with flying colours for North Queensland as the injury-hit Cowboys held out the Gold Coast Titans for a 32-26 win in Saturday night’s NRL clash.

Gold Coast Titans vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Gold Coast Titans vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

by , 25 Mar 2017 Video

Match result: A young North Queensland Cowboys side has bested the Gold Coast Titans by six points on Saturday night.

Manly’s win last weekend is what footy’s all about

Manly’s win last weekend is what footy’s all about

by , 24 Mar 2017

I lived for most of my adult life in North Queensland and so came to detest the Cowboys with a passion that is a deep as the oceans and as irrational as Donald Trump.

It’s official! Taumalolo inks record-breaking deal with Cowboys

It’s official! Taumalolo inks record-breaking deal with Cowboys

by , 22 Mar 2017

Jason Taumalolo has signed a record-breaking ten-year contract to remain at the North Queensland Cowboys, believed to be worth $10 million.

Taumalolo set to become a $10 million man: Is it worth the risk?

Taumalolo set to become a $10 million man: Is it worth the risk?

by , 22 Mar 2017

Jason Taumalolo is expected to reject the temptation of a career in the NFL and sign a $10 million contract with the Cowboys – one of the richest deal in the league’s history – which would see him locked up until 2027.

Highlights: Sea Eagles surprise Cowboys 30-8

Highlights: Sea Eagles surprise Cowboys 30-8

by , 19 Mar 2017

The Manly Sea Eagles kick-started their season with a surprising win over the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday night.

North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

by , 18 Mar 2017 Popular article!

Match result: The Manly Sea Eagles kick-started their season with a surprising win over the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday night.

Matt Scott will still play 2017 role: Cowboys coach

Matt Scott will still play 2017 role: Cowboys coach

by , 15 Mar 2017

The timing “couldn’t be worse” but a season ending injury won’t stop North Queensland co-captain Matt Scott from playing a key role in the Cowboys’ NRL title push.

Cowboys and Broncos play out another thriller, with JT again the difference

Cowboys and Broncos play out another thriller, with JT again the difference

by , 14 Mar 2017

What theatre. What a spectacle. Brisbane vs North Queensland may not attract the same hype and press, but for the past few season the quality of football has rivalled State of Origin: fast, free-flowing, and fun.

Taumalolo to roll the dice at the judiciary

Taumalolo to roll the dice at the judiciary

by , 13 Mar 2017

Jason Taumalolo risks an added one-game ban for a shoulder charge at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night, his North Queensland side rolling the dice as they battle dwindling forward stocks.


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