Phil Lutton Brisbane in the mix for NRL grand final after 2019 as John Grant ups the ante for hosting rights.
Phil Lutton A fired-up Wayne Bennett says he's over 'the game' being blamed for every incident and players need to stand up and face the music.
Once a great hope of the west, North Queensland Cowboys fullback Lachlan Coote right at home in the north
Phil Lutton Lachlan Coote seemed destined to be a bright star in Sydney's west. Now he's one game away from a grand final with North Queensland's Cowboys.
'I'll take the good with the bad' - Gavin Cooper on the pitfalls and perks of being JT's left-hand man
Phil Lutton Gavin Cooper on the perks and pitfalls of being Johnathan Thurston's favourite ball-running target.
Under-cooked? Broncos halfback Ben Hunt believes Sydney Roosters Mitchell Pearce will be just right for final
Phil Lutton Ben Hunt is putting no credence in Mitchell Pearce's abysmal record at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, scene of Friday's final.
Phil Lutton The Sharks came close in 2015. They must do it all again next year to prove they belong among the NRL elite.
Phil Lutton When Michael Morgan was moping after defeat to Brisbane, Paul Green immediately saw the danger and made a vital off-field play.
Teammates in awe as North Queensland Cowboys prop Matt Scott sets up showdown with Melbourne Storm ace Jesse Bromwich
Phil Lutton Matt Scott's Cowboy team-mates say they were inspired by his fearless charges headlong into the Cronulla Sharks.
Phil Lutton Shane Flanagan offered up no excuses and said his team learned a harsh lesson in finals football after their loss to the Cowboys.
Phil Lutton Prop Matt Scott was back to his devastating best as the Cowboys demolished the Sharks 39-0 in the elimination in Townsville.
Phil Lutton Sharks coach Shane Flanagan says it's ludicrous for Paul Green to insist the visitors are favourites in their elimination final in Townsville.
Phil Lutton Ahead of the Sharks game, Cowboys fans have faith that bad luck or bad calls won't torpedo their finals hopes yet again.
Phil Lutton Cowboys five-eighth Michael Morgan says his side must play to win against the Sharks, rather than try to avoid losing.
Phil Lutton Matt Scott and James Tamou concede they have come off worse for wear against the Sharks pack this season.
NRL player workload impacting finals performances, says North Queensland Cowboys star Johnathan Thurston
Phil Lutton Johnathan Thurston says rugby league fans are being short-changed if the best players head into the game's showpiece month drained from an exhaustive workload throughout the season.
Phil Lutton For the Cowboys, it's all about taking Paul Gallen out of the equation on Saturday night in Townsville.
Phil Lutton Paul Gallen and the Sharks will need to shut the crowd out if they want to win in Townsville and keep their hopes alive.
Phil Lutton They blew their chance in Brisbane, but the Cowboys hold no fear of backing up on home turf on Saturday night.
Phil Lutton The Cowboys' premiership hopes are on edge once again after they failed to get past the Brisbane Broncos in week one.
Phil Lutton Brisbane never had any doubt their investment in Anthony Milford would pay off handsomely.