Gold Coast co-captain Ryan James will risk a two-game NRL ban by contesting a shoulder charge citing by the match review panel.
The class of 2017 graduated with flying colours for North Queensland as the injury-hit Cowboys held out the Gold Coast Titans for a 32-26 win in Saturday night's NRL clash.
Jason Taumalolo's staggering $10 million, 10-year contract is unlikely to be the last eye-popping, decade-long deal signed off by an NRL club, insists Cowboys general manager of football Peter Parr.
The Cowboys lock must produce the goods until 2027 under a benchmark deal that should have the NRL questioning the wisdom and fairness of such long-term contracts.
Jason Taumalolo has signed one of the longest contract deals in NRL history, keeping him at North Queensland until the end of the 2027 season.
North Queensland have added much-needed forward depth by signing Melbourne prop Jordan McLean on a three-year NRL deal.
They met as kids, became mates, then teammates and passed 2000 points within hours of each other. And modern greats Johnathan Thurston and Cameron Smith show no signs of slowing down.
Manly's horror start to the 2017 NRL season has ended emphatically in Townsville after they scored a much-needed 30-8 victory over North Queensland.
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Brisbane have launched into field goal practice at training ahead of what they expect to be another NRL thriller in Melbourne on Thursday night.
Eighty minutes isn't enough to separate the Cowboys and Broncos, with Thurston the hero yet again with an extra-time field goal to seal victory. But it came at a cost with a possible ACL for star prop Matt Scott.
Canberra Raiders coach questions whether Clay Priest's sin-binning should have happened.
The Cowboys boast superstar playmaker Johnathan Thurston, but the Raiders are targeting a forward-pack wrecking ball.
North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein is in doubt for the Cowboys' season opener against Canberra, paving the way for young star Kalyn Ponga to return to the NRL.
In his first game back since breaking his jaw in a sickening tackle from Ryan James, Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has shown why he's the NRL's next million dollar man.
North Queensland centre Javid Bowen has missed the second half with concussion in the Cowboys' 11-10 NRL trial win against the Sydney Roosters in Mackay.
A lucrative Newcastle offer may force North Queensland prop Matt Scott to abandon his dream of being a one-club NRL player.
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.
On a day that sorely missed the flare of Shaun Johnson, North Queensland sensation Kalyn Ponga showed why Newcastle offered him a $3 million dollar deal over five years despite just two NRL games to his name.
Johnathan Thurston has quashed speculation about his future, confirming he'll play on with North Queensland into the 2018 NRL season.