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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A late four-game losing streak threatened to end an otherwise solid campaign for the Cowboys in 2017, although miracle final-round circumstances saw them qualify for the finals in eighth. From there, they embarked on a fairytale run through September, defeating highly-fancied opponents Cronulla, Parramatta and Sydney away from home, but had their hopes of a happy ending destroyed by a rampant Melbourne Storm in the grand final.

Senior coach: Paul Green
Captains: Jonathon Thurston, Matthew Scott
2017 finish: 2nd (8th before finals)
Premierships: 2015

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2018 Team List
Carlin Anderson, John Asiata, Scott Bolton, Javid Bowen, Josh Chudleigh, Jake Clifford, Gavin Cooper, Lachlan Coote, Mitchell Dunn, Kyle Feldt, Shaun Fensom, Gideon Gela-Mosby, Jake Granville, Ben Hampton, Coen Hess, Sam Hoare, Shaun Hudson, Corey Jensen, Marcus Jensen, Kyle Laybutt, Kane Linnett, Ethan Lowe, Te Maire Martin, Jordan McLean, Francis Molo, Michael Morgan, Juston O’Neill, Emry Pere, Matthew Scott, Jason Taumalolo, Johnathan Thurston, Enari Tuala, Antonio Winterstein, Shane Wright

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Last updated: 21 December, 2017

North Queensland Cowboys Articles

Morgan can call Cowboys shots: Thurston

Morgan can call Cowboys shots: Thurston

by , 24 Feb 2018

What Johnathan Thurston wants, Johnathan Thurston usually gets on the football field.

A night with Cam and JT: Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL pre-season live scores, blog

A night with Cam and JT: Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL pre-season live scores, blog

by , 23 Feb 2018 Video

Match results: The North Queensland Cowboys have pinched a win on the fulltime siren over the Melbourne Storm to complete their regular season preparations on a high in the Johnathan Thurston and Cameron Smith testimonial match.

Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston testimonial match live stream: How to watch Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys online or on TV

Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston testimonial match live stream: How to watch Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys online or on TV

by , 23 Feb 2018

In the first match of its kind, two greats of the NRL, Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston will be honoured in a testimonial match between their respective teams, the Melbourne Storm and North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium.

Thurston testimonial match not just another trial

Thurston testimonial match not just another trial

by , 20 Feb 2018 Video

He admits coach Paul Green will deny it but backrower Gavin Cooper says the North Queensland Cowboys will be out to “do it for JT” in Friday’s blockbuster NRL trial against the Melbourne Storm.

JT’s injury was a blessing in disguise, says Matt Scott

JT’s injury was a blessing in disguise, says Matt Scott

by , 19 Feb 2018

The sight of Johnathan Thurston sidelined with a season-ending shoulder injury broke plenty of hearts at North Queensland.

And the NRL’s 2018 top eight will be…

And the NRL’s 2018 top eight will be…

by , 16 Feb 2018

And so! Fresh from last week’s nothing-short-of-triumphant column, here we are again.

Pre-season preview: Can JT win another one for the Cowboys?

Pre-season preview: Can JT win another one for the Cowboys?

by , 14 Feb 2018

Whether you like it or not, the Cowboys in 2018 will all be about Johnathan Thurston. The returning maestro will play out his last season, free from the responsibilities of representative duty.

Jordan McLean set to make Cowboys debut against Melbourne

by , 12 Feb 2018

The news Cameron Smith had been dreading has been confirmed by Johnathan Thurston – giant Kangaroos prop Jordan McLean will make his North Queensland debut against his former NRL club Melbourne next week.

What is a pass mark for your NRL club in 2018?

What is a pass mark for your NRL club in 2018?

by , 4 Feb 2018 Popular article!

Ah, the NRL pre season. It’s that wonderful time of year when every league fan dreams of an NRL premiership in early October. Sadly, for many of us those dreams are cruelly smashed before we get to the end of March.

Taumalolo to be the first non–Australian to be immortalised

Taumalolo to be the first non–Australian to be immortalised

by , 11 Jan 2018

It was 2008 on a cold winter’s night. I was sitting in the 100-year-old stand (named after Keith Barnes the next year) with the new Roosters Recruitment Manager Peter O’Sullivan at Leichhardt Oval.


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