Cowboys

Five things we learnt: Roosters v Cowboys

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

NRL semi-final: Sydney Roosters v North Queensland Cowboys

Flying Rooster: Sonny Bill Williams attacks the line.

Andrew Sonter Live coverage of Friday night's do-or-die showdown from Allianz Stadium.

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

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Jared Waerea-Hargreaves of the Roosters celebrates victory during the 1st NRL Semi Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on September 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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.

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...

Sonny Bill Williams is frustrated at his Sydney Roosters teammates, so watch out Cowboys

Sonny

Andrew Webster It’s time for Sonny Bill Williams to fire up. So to speak.

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League

Refreshed David Furner back riding high with North Queensland Cowboys

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

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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NRL boss Dave Smith dismisses 'ridiculous notion' Cowboys are being unfairly treated

Dave Smith

Laine Clark NRL CEO Dave Smith says it is a "ridiculous notion" to think the North Queensland Cowboys are being unfairly treated.

North Queensland Cowboys and NRL at war after Tariq Sims pleads guilty

On report for a late challenge: Tariq Sims.

Phil Lutton An explosive afternoon has seen the NRL slap down North Queensland with a $10,000 fine, only hours after Cowboys coach Paul Green declared he had "no faith" in rugby league officialdom.

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No faith in NRL process: Cowboys

On report: Justin Hodges of the Broncos is tackled by Tariq Sims of the Cowboys.

Laine Clark and Ben Horne North Queensland coach Paul Green has sensationally claimed they did not bother to fight back-rower Tariq Sims' shoulder charge ban because they have no faith in the NRL match review and judiciary...

North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green's inside knowledge a concern for Sydney Roosters

Prior knowledge: Cowboys coach Paul Green was at the Roosters last year when they took out the NRL premiership. The two sides lock horns on Friday.

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters players admit North Queensland coach Paul Green knows exactly how they play from his time with the premiers last season and predict that Friday night's semi-final at Allianz Stadium...

Sydney Roosters hoping for Jake Friend to return for North Queensland Cowboys clash

Wanted man: Jake Friend returned to training last week and could play in the finals against North Queensland on Friday.

Michael Chammas The Sydney Roosters hope to welcome back hooker Jake Friend from injury on Friday night but any advantage could be negated if Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is suspended.

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Titans deny move to Brisbane market

The Titans pack down.

Phil Lutton Gold Coast chief executive Graham Annesley insists the Titans are going nowhere despite suggestions the club could be packed up and shifted an hour up the road should the NRL have to step in with...

South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters set to clash a week early

Focused on the task ahead: Sonny Bill Williams in action on Friday night.

Michael Chammas It's the preliminary final of grand final proportions that will once again divide two of rugby league's oldest enemies.

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

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston shows his emotion during the 1st NRL Semi Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on September 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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...

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

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.

Brett Stewart's charms can’t save Manly Sea Eagles

Race against the clock: Manly's Brett Stewart.

Malcolm Knox Brett Stewart has been the most valuable rugby league player of the past 10 years. There is only one stat to back this assertion, but it's not a bad one: in the two seasons since 2008 that Stewart...

North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos

Cowboys backrower Jason Taumalolo.

1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville, Saturday 7.55pm (AEST)

North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston reveals role in Neil Henry's departure

Laying down the law: Johnathan Thurston addresses his players during the finals win over Brisbane.

Michael Chammas Leading into Friday night's do-or-die showdown with the Sydney Roosters, Cowboys superstar Johnathan Thurston tells Michael Chammas about how he advised on Neil Henry, why he turned down the...

Brisbane Broncos' resurgence too late to knock back dominant North Queensland Cowboys

Sam Thaiday of the Broncos is tackled by Jason Taumalolo and Rory Kostjasyn of the Cowboys.

Steve Mascord North Queensland survived a bolting Brisbane Broncos second-half revival to set up an appointment next weekend with the premiers – but their gun second-rower Tariq Sims may not be there.

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