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

Johnathan Thurston’s Origin career over! Star playmaker ruled out for the season

Johnathan Thurston’s Origin career over! Star playmaker ruled out for the season

by , 23 Jun 2017 Video

Queensland’s hopes of retaining the State of Origin shield have been dealt a massive blow, with superstar halfback Johnathan Thurston ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

Brodie Croft golden point field goal sinks Cowboys

Brodie Croft golden point field goal sinks Cowboys

by , 17 Jun 2017 Video

In a battle of two Origin-depleted teams, the Melbourne Storm have edged out the North Queensland Cowboys 23-22 in a golden point thriller at AAMI Park.

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

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

by , 17 Jun 2017 Video

The ladder-leading Melbourne Storm host the seventh placed North Queensland Cowboys in Round 15 at AAMI Park. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 4pm (AEST).

Te Maire Martin released by Panthers to Cowboys as potential Johnathan Thurston successor

Te Maire Martin released by Panthers to Cowboys as potential Johnathan Thurston successor

by , 16 Jun 2017

Penrith have released New Zealand five-eighth Te Maire Martin, who is set for an immediate switch to NRL rivals North Queensland.

Highlights: Thurston back, Cowboys triumphant

Highlights: Thurston back, Cowboys triumphant

by , 10 Jun 2017 Video

A masterclass from returning superstar Johnathan Thurston has led North Queensland to a 32-6 NRL thumping of Parramatta in Darwin.

Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys highlights: NRL live scores, blog

Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys highlights: NRL live scores, blog

by , 10 Jun 2017 Video

Match result: A masterclass from returning superstar Johnathan Thurston has led North Queensland to a 32-6 NRL thumping of Parramatta in Darwin.

NRL Round 14 predictions (part two): Top-end clash could see star halfbacks return

NRL Round 14 predictions (part two): Top-end clash could see star halfbacks return

by , 10 Jun 2017

Rugby league will return to Bathurst once again when the resurgent Panthers host a Canberra Raiders team that have failed to live up to their pre-season hype.

Thurston one step closer to Cowboys return

Thurston one step closer to Cowboys return

by , 9 Jun 2017

In welcome news for Queensland, Johnathan Thurston is a step closer to making his return from a shoulder injury after flying out with North Queensland for Saturday night’s NRL clash with Parramatta in Darwin.

Eels and Cowboys head to the top end

Eels and Cowboys head to the top end

by , 7 Jun 2017

It’s finally time for the NRL to comeback to the top end.

Highlights: Morgan stars as Cowboys beat Titans

Highlights: Morgan stars as Cowboys beat Titans

by , 3 Jun 2017 Video

Maroons utility Michael Morgan helped put the disappointment of a State of Origin opening loss behind him by guiding North Queensland to a much-needed 20-8 home NRL win on Saturday night over Gold Coast.


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