North Queensland Cowboys

Taumalolo picks Cowboys over Warriors

Vince Rugari 11:29 AM   Boom North Queensland forward Jason Taumalolo has turned down a big-money offer from the Warriors to pledge his future to the Cowboys.

Cowboys to come out swinging in 2015

Key man: Cowboys veteran Johnathan Thurston believes the club can live up to its potential in 2015.

Laine Clark   Johnathan Thurston sums up it up best when discussing North Queensland's 20th NRL season. "Yep, we're due," says the Cowboys co-captain with a trademark chuckle.

Thurston leads Cowboys to win over Titans

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys is tackled by Matt Gillett of the Broncos during the NRL 1st Elimination Final match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

A Johnathan Thurston-inspired masterclass has helped the North Queensland Cowboys to a 30-10 six tries to two win against the Gold Coast in their NRL trial at Cairns' Barlow Park.

Tamou looking to return to Sydney

James Tamou

Adrian Proszenko   NSW and Australian prop James Tamou could make a shock shift to Sydney next year in a move that would free up funds for North Queensland to retain star forward Jason Taumalolo.

How JT became comfortable in his own skin

From ratbag to role model: Indigenous All Stars veteran Johnathan Thurston.

Brad Walter   As last weekend's Indigenous players camp on the Gold Coast came to an end, Johnathan Thurston delivered a parting message to those who had attended.

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Johnathan Thurston left out of Cowboys' Nines squad

Cowboys playmaker Johnathan Thurston join his teammates at the Auckland Nines tournament.

Vince Rugari   Coach says it was not worth exposing Thurston, who had shoulder surgery in off-season, to possible injury

NRL star arrested over Brisbane brawl

Tautau Moga in action for the Cowboys in July.

The NRL integrity unit is investigating an incident involving the Samoa rugby league team over the weekend in which up to eight people were arrested, including North Queensland threequarter Tautau Moga.


Upbeat North Queensland Cowboys' David Furner calls for refereeing consistency in NRL finals

David Furner.

Chris Dutton   Former Canberra Raiders coach calls for refereeing consistency in the NRL finals.

Roosters defeat North Queensland Cowboys without the ball

Phil Gould dinkus Dinkus

Phil Gould   What an extraordinary game we witnessed on Friday night between the Roosters and the Cowboys – so many talking points.

NRL backs video refs in crucial Cowboys call

No excuses: Johnathan Thurston.

Adrian Proszenko   The NRL has backed the decision to deny North Queensland the match-winning try in Friday night’s thriller at Allianz Stadium.

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Johnathan Thurston 'filthy' but not bitter over referee's call

Johnathan Thurston and his Cowboys teammates feel the pain of coming so close to victory.

Brad Walter   North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston admitted he was "filthy", but refused to blame a controversial refereeing call that cost him a try in the final minute for Friday night's 31-30 semi-final loss to Sydney Roosters.

Sydney Roosters’ escape sets up a huge clash with arch-rivals

"This is the third year": Thurston.

Brad Walter   More than 60,000 fans are expected to pack ANZ Stadium next Friday night for the biggest game between arch-rivals Sydney Roosters and South Sydney in 76 years.

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Sydney Roosters advance as controversial calls halt stunning North Queensland Cowboys comeback

Another painful departure: Johnathan Thurston.

Michael Chammas   For the third consecutive year, the North Queensland Cowboys have been bundled out of the finals in scenes of disbelief after a controversial refereeing decision denied them of the match-winning try.

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Five things we learnt: Roosters v Cowboys

Too pumped?: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Michael Carayannis   In four of the opening finals games, teams have rushed to big leads only for the opposition to claw their way back.


Refreshed David Furner back riding high with North Queensland Cowboys

Happy again: David Furner.

Chris Wilson   Former Raiders coach David Furner says he's been revived by a successful season at the Cowboys.

Mal Meninga warns North Queensland Cowboys to keep emotions in check against Roosters

Mal Meninga.

Phil Lutton   Brent Tate says the Cowboys will take an 'us versus them' mentality into their elimination final against the Roosters but Maroons coach Mal Meninga has warned North Queensland not to let a week of off-field turblence unsettle their performance.


Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson blasts 'disrespectful' north Queenslanders

We're ready for them: Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson.

Michael Chammas   Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has launched a withering attack on North Queensland's attempts to create a siege mentality before Friday's NRL semi-final clash with the premiers at Allianz Stadium.

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Cowboys must dine out on conspiracy theories

Paul Green with Johnathan Thurston.

Phil Lutton   That escalated quickly. The Phoney War between the Cowboys and the NRL has officially come to an end. Now, how to get the bayonets and mortars through airport security on the way to Sydney.

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