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 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

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.

Newcastle Knights confirm Kalyn Ponga signing

Newcastle Knights confirm Kalyn Ponga signing

by , 28 Nov 2016

It’s now official – the Newcastle Knights have secured the signing of young star Kalyn Ponga for the 2018 season onwards.

Paul Green confirms young gun’s Cowboys exit

Paul Green confirms young gun’s Cowboys exit

by , 17 Nov 2016

The Newcastle Knights have secured the signing of one of the hottest young prospects in NRL history, nabbing the signature of North Queensland Cowboys winger Kalyn Ponga for the 2018 season.

Ben Hannant reportedly forced to call time on NRL career

Ben Hannant reportedly forced to call time on NRL career

by , 16 Nov 2016

Three weeks after re-signing with North Queensland, veteran prop Ben Hannant has reportedly been forced to retire due to a knee injury.

The top three NRL grand finals of the 2010s… so far

The top three NRL grand finals of the 2010s… so far

by , 1 Nov 2016

With three grand finals still to be played in this decade, I’m limiting this list to just three deciders. Although we have only had seven grand finals to pick from there have still been some absolute crackers that could easily rival the naughties best games.

Kalyn Ponga choses Australia over New Zealand, says Thurston

by , 5 Oct 2016

Australia and Queensland appear to have won a tug of war for the services of rugby league’s hottest young property, Kalyn Ponga.

Five talking points from Cronulla Sharks vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL preliminary final

Five talking points from Cronulla Sharks vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL preliminary final

by , 24 Sep 2016

The Cronulla Sharks are through to the NRL grand-final after a thumping 12-point win over the North Queensland Cowboys in the first NRL preliminary final.

Sharks chomp faltering Cowboys

Sharks chomp faltering Cowboys

by , 24 Sep 2016

As Andrew Voss observed last night, sometimes it’s harder to defend a premiership than to win a premiership.

Highlights: Cronulla into decider with 32-20 win over Cowboys

Highlights: Cronulla into decider with 32-20 win over Cowboys

by , 23 Sep 2016

The Cronulla Sharks are through to their first NRL Grand Final in almost two decades after they defeated the North Queensland Cowboys in a dominating display at Allianz Stadium by 12 points.


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