North Queensland Cowboys

Last updated: 2 December, 2016

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 first Grand Final appearance in 2005 whilst also making Preliminary finals in 2004 and 2007.

In 2015 the Cowboys won their first Premiership in a nail-biting Grand Final. Trailing to the Brisbane Broncos with just seconds remaining, a Kyle Feldt try pushed the game into golden-point, where a Jonathan Thurston field goal sent the Provan-Summons trophy to North Queensland for the first time.

2016 was another successful year for the Cowboys, as they finished 4th, losing only one game at home.

They were eliminated in the semi-finals by eventual winners Cronulla Sharks.

Full 2017 NRL draw can be found here.

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North Queensland Cowboys Articles

Cowboys sweat on Winterstein’s ankle after NRL trial injury

Cowboys sweat on Winterstein’s ankle after NRL trial injury

by , 18 Feb 2017

North Queensland sensation Kalyn Ponga has made an irrepressible case for NRL selection in round one after scoring a hat-trick in a reserve grade trial on Friday night.

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 3

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 3

by , 14 Feb 2017

After a long off-season break, its finally time to get back into the swing of things. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 for your club’s transfer performance rating.

Slip ‘n slide: Which NRL heavyweights are headed for a fall?

Slip ‘n slide: Which NRL heavyweights are headed for a fall?

by , 13 Feb 2017 Popular article!

In this era of talent and salary-cap clarity, what goes up must come down. In the second of my NRL season previews, I take a look at four top teams set to decline.

Utility spot, forward pack berth up for grabs: Cowboys coach

by , 9 Feb 2017

North Queensland coach Paul Green says a utility bench spot and a forward pack berth are “up for grabs” ahead of the NRL season kick-off.

Predicting the next NRL premiership winner

Predicting the next NRL premiership winner

by , 3 Feb 2017

Is it really possible to successfully predict the winner of the National Rugby League Premiership prior to Round 1?

Johnathan Thurston to call time on rep career after 2017

Johnathan Thurston to call time on rep career after 2017

by , 18 Jan 2017

Johnathan Thurston has quashed speculation about his future, confirming he’ll play on with North Queensland into the 2018 NRL season.

Townsville’s $250 million stadium finally revealed

Townsville’s $250 million stadium finally revealed

by , 20 Dec 2016

Townsville and the Queensland Government have unveiled the final winning design and plans for a new stadium to be built in the city’s CBD.

Walters holds off Ponga for QLD Origin camp

Walters holds off Ponga for QLD Origin camp

by , 9 Dec 2016

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has resisted the urge to stake an early claim for Kalyn Ponga’s allegiances, overlooking the NRL prodigy for the 2017 Emerging Maroons squad.

Should Ponga stick with the Cowboys for 2017?

Should Ponga stick with the Cowboys for 2017?

by , 5 Dec 2016

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga says Newcastle will reap long-term benefits if NRL prodigy Kalyn Ponga sees out his North Queensland contract in 2017.

NRL Friday Flashbacks: Mitchell Sargent

NRL Friday Flashbacks: Mitchell Sargent

by , 2 Dec 2016

The ‘honest toiler’ is a term synonymous with rugby league. They’re the players who were perhaps not blessed with the skills of future Immortal Johnathan Thurston but none-the-less tried their guts out and made the grade.


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