North Queensland Cowboys

Cowboys set early pace at NRL Nines

Steve Zemek   The Auckland Nines are underway and last season's NRL premiers are already showing positive signs.

Auckland Nines: The rookies to watch

Hot property: Panthers recruit Te Maire Martin was invited to train with the Kiwis before he had even played an NRL match.

Michael Carayannis   The Auckland Nines has been a launching pad for some of the brightest talents in the game in recent seasons. Michael Carayannis runs his eye over the uncapped NRL players who are expected to take the tournament by storm.

North Queensland Cowboys and Leeds Rhinos to honour Graham Murray in World Club Challenge

Much loved: Cowboys players stand arm in arm during a minute's silence in 2013.

Matt Bungard   The best player in the World Club Challenge in 2016 will receive the Graham Murray Medal.

Santo comes early for Raiders as former Cowboy signs up

New Raider: Zac Santo in action for the North Queensland under-20s side in 2012.

Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Raiders are hopeful outside back Zac Santo will emulate Jordan Rapana in 2016.

Green rejects Maroons job

Paul Green: Staying in Townsville with the Cowboys.

Michael Carayannis   Premiership winning coach Paul Green has turned down the chance to succeed Mal Meninga to focus solely on his North Queensland commitments.

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Doctor JT: Uni gives NRL star highest honours

Johnathan Thurston takes to the podium.

Johnathan Thurston can add "Doctor" to his long list of titles and accomplishments after he was bestowed with one of James Cook University's (JCU) highest honours.

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Cowboys back to prepare NRL title defence

The Cowboys celebrate winning the 2015 NRL grand final.

North Queensland have begun preparations for their NRL premiership defence, returning to pre-season training in Townsville.

Granville extends Cowboys deal

Roped in: North Queensland's Jake Granville is staying at the Cowboys.

Hooker Jake Granville has extended his contract with North Queensland for a further two years, keeping him at the NRL club until the end of the 2018 season.

Thurston wins Golden Boot as Aussies dominate world team

Massive numbers watched Johnathan Thurston's Cowboys carry off the NRL trophy.

North Queensland halfback Johnathan Thurston has won rugby league's Golden Boot award for world player of the year for a record third time.

NRL and Nine resisting temptation to cash in on Sam's return

Red and green all over again: Sam Burgess.

Brad Walter   Cowboys v Bulldogs and Eels v Dragons tipped for round one with Channel Nine and the NRL resisting the temptation of repeating this year's blockbuster premiership kick-off between South Sydney and Brisbane.

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Johnathan Thurston marries partner Samantha Lynch as they 'elope' to Hamilton Island

Jonathan Thurston and Samantha Lynch announced their elopement on Instagram on Thursday night.

Kate Aubusson   NRL premiership super star and Dally M winner has capped off a stellar year by marrying his partner Samantha Lynch on Hamilton Island on Tuesday.

Taumalolo ruled out of Kiwis tour

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 04:  Jason Taumalolo of the Cowboys is tackled during the 2015 NRL Grand Final match between ...

Cowboys premiership winner Jason Taumalolo will miss the tour to England, covered by the player tipped to be Robbie Farah's long-term replacement at Wests Tigers.

Cowboys, Broncos and Roosters to represent NRL in World Club Series

All smiles: The Cowboys, their trophy and their fans at 1300 Smiles Stadium in Townsville on Monday.

Adrian Proszenko   North Queensland, Brisbane and the Roosters have officially accepted invitations to represent the NRL in next year's World Club Series.

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The first message Green told the Cowboys

Representative outlook: Cowboys coach Paul Green.

Michael Carayannis   When new North Queensland coach Paul Green came in, he had one message for his players.

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Furner to consider Kangaroos head coach job

Pondering: David Furner says the Kangaroos coaching role is a potential option.

Kyle Mackey-Laws   North Queensland assistant coach David Furner is likely to pursue the head coaching role with the Australian Kangaroos.

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'A moment of pain, a lifetime of glory'

NRL Grandfinal 2015 winners the Queensland Cowboys fly home to Townsville from sydney's domestic airport ...

Michael Carayannis   The man who saved the Cowboys from grand final misery drew inspiration from a quote associated with the death of a former teammate and close friend.

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The words Tamou wrote to himself on grand final day

Winning smile: James Tamou the morning after the grand final.

Michael Carayannis   James Tamou shares the passionate letter he wrote for himself just moments before running out on grand final day.

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Raiders hero Steve Jackson says 1989 still simply the best

Unbelievable: The Canberra Raiders celebrate winning the 1989 NSWRL grand final.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders grand final hero Steve Jackson has a word of advice for Michael Morgan - get ready for a few free lunches. 

Green's success proves value of a coaching apprenticeship

Meeting the challenge: Paul Green says being a head coach is much more than just coaching the team.

Brad Walter   Paul Green is the third coach in as many years to win a premiership early in their NRL careers.

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NRL wins grand final weekend

Ratings success: the Cowboys celebrate winning the 2015 NRL grand final.

Martin Flanagan   "Could you write a better script?!" cried commentator Phil Gould when the North Queensland Cowboys scored a try on the siren to draw the scores in the 2015 NRL grand final.

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