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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

Finals heartbreak driving Cowboys in 2015

by , 7 Mar 2015

Think North Queensland Cowboys. Think Johnathan Thurston. And that’s the problem, according to coach Paul Green.

Cowboys to come out swinging

by , 24 Feb 2015

Johnathan Thurston sums up it up best when discussing North Queensland’s 20th NRL season.

NRL season preview: North Queensland Cowboys

NRL season preview: North Queensland Cowboys

by , 12 Feb 2015

The North Queensland Cowboys are next up in our preview series for the 2015 NRL season after narrowly missing out on a top four birth in 2014 and finishing the year in fifth position.

Cowboys plan to rest Thurston in season

by , 9 Feb 2015

Never before have the North Queensland Cowboys been more motivated to finally start their NRL season with a bang.

McGuire says facing Hannant will be “weird”

by , 7 Feb 2015

Lining up against Ben Hannant in Saturday night’s NRL trial in Mackay will be “a bit weird”, according to old mate Josh McGuire.

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.

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.

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.

James Tamou to undergo neck surgery

by , 29 Nov 2014

Neck surgery is expected to sideline North Queensland prop James Tamou for three months.

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.


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