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The North Queensland Cowboys are an Australian rugby league football club reigning from Townsville, Queensland. They compete in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the NRL (National Rugby League) premiership. The Cowboys were admitted to the premiership for the 1995 ARL season and played in the Super League competition in 1997 before continuing to compete in the current National Rugby League competition since 1998.

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Jason Taumalolo versus Nathan Brown a highlight in Parramatta Eels-North Queensland Cowboys clash - The Sydney Morning Herald

It's the buy of the year against the game's best forward.

Parramatta's Nathan Brown and North Queensland's James Taumalolo will go head to head, each in their inimitable styles, in one of the most anticipated individual clashes in Saturday night's semi-final at Allianz Stadium.

Parramatta's Nathan Brown is relishing the prospect of testing himself against Cowboys star Jason Taumalolo. Parramatta's Nathan Brown is relishing the prospect of testing himself against Cowboys star Jason Taumalolo. Photo: AAP

When the team last played, a Johnathan Thurston masterclass proved the difference as the Cowboys notched an emphatic win in Darwin. With Thurston sidelined, another "JT" is likely to prove the biggest stumbling block to progressing to a grand-final qualifier.

Taumalolo was a standout in North Queensland's upset win over Cronulla last weekend, making 37 tackles and 259 metres from 22 hit-ups. The New Zealand international's barnstorming try kept his side's title hopes alive and ended those of...


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Jason Taumalolo versus Nathan Brown a highlight in Parramatta Eels-North Queensland Cowboys clash - The Sydney Morning Herald

It's the buy of the year against the game's best forward.

Parramatta's Nathan Brown and North Queensland's James Taumalolo will go head to head, each in their inimitable styles, in one of the most anticipated individual clashes in Saturday night's semi-final at Allianz Stadium.

Parramatta's Nathan Brown is relishing the prospect of testing himself against Cowboys star Jason Taumalolo. Parramatta's Nathan Brown is relishing the prospect of testing himself against Cowboys star Jason Taumalolo. Photo: AAP

When the team last played, a Johnathan Thurston masterclass proved the difference as the Cowboys notched an emphatic win in Darwin. With Thurston sidelined, another "JT" is likely to prove the biggest stumbling block to progressing to a grand-final qualifier.

Taumalolo was a standout in North Queensland's upset win over Cronulla last weekend, making 37 tackles and 259 metres from 22 hit-ups. The New Zealand international's barnstorming try kept his side's title hopes alive and ended those of...


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NRL 2017 finals: Resilient Cowboys on cusp of NRL history - NEWS.com.au

GREETED like rockstars as they returned to Townsville on Sunday, North Queensland are looking to put on another big show as they seek to become just the second team to make the NRL grand final from eighth spot.

The Cowboys’ eight-point semi-final win over Parramatta — who got to the decider from eighth in 2009 — comes after the clutch win over Penrith in week one of the finals.

And that followed the Queenslanders having to rely on Canterbury’s upset defeat of St George Illawarra just to even qualify for the post-season.

Paul Green’s men have been widely lauded for their fighting abilities over an injury-riddled back end of the year, but the Cowboys proved their premiership credentials against the Eels.

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NRL 2017 finals: Resilient Cowboys on cusp of NRL history - NEWS.com.au

GREETED like rockstars as they returned to Townsville on Sunday, North Queensland are looking to put on another big show as they seek to become just the second team to make the NRL grand final from eighth spot.

The Cowboys’ eight-point semi-final win over Parramatta — who got to the decider from eighth in 2009 — comes after the clutch win over Penrith in week one of the finals.

And that followed the Queenslanders having to rely on Canterbury’s upset defeat of St George Illawarra just to even qualify for the post-season.

Paul Green’s men have been widely lauded for their fighting abilities over an injury-riddled back end of the year, but the Cowboys proved their premiership credentials against the Eels.

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North Queensland Cowboys name Matt Scott for NRL semi-final in selection shock - The Canberra Times

Sydney Roosters players have reacted with surprise at the inclusion of Test front-rower Matt Scott in North Queensland's extended squad for their grand final qualifier at Allianz Stadium.

The Cowboys produced a major finals shock when Scott, who has not played since rupturing his ACL in their second-round match against Brisbane in March, was named in their preliminary 21-man list for Saturday night's match.

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North Queensland Cowboys name Matt Scott for NRL semi-final in selection shock - The Canberra Times

Sydney Roosters players have reacted with surprise at the inclusion of Test front-rower Matt Scott in North Queensland's extended squad for their grand final qualifier at Allianz Stadium.

The Cowboys produced a major finals shock when Scott, who has not played since rupturing his ACL in their second-round match against Brisbane in March, was named in their preliminary 21-man list for Saturday night's match.

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Cowboys ready to 'play with one leg or one arm' - NRL.COM

Cowboys ready to 'play with one leg or one arm'

Cowboys winger Antonio Winterstein. Credit: Nathan Hopkins. Copyright: NRL Photos.

It's a somewhat tragic analogy, but the North Queensland Cowboys have adopted the attitude of the Black Knight who King Arthur meets in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Broken hand? 'Tis but a scratch! A grade two medial ligament injury? I'll bite you to death! Returning to the field five weeks after an elbow dislocation? I've had worse! 

Unlike the Monty Python character, it seems to be working for the Cowboys. Indeed two of their tries against the Parramatta Eels came from players who were injured. 

John Asiata scored his first try in more than 70 games with a broken hand, while Te Maire Martin found his first try assist on an injured medial ligament through Coen Hess, who had also hurt his knee earlier in the game. 

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Cowboys ready to 'play with one leg or one arm' - NRL.COM

Cowboys ready to 'play with one leg or one arm'

Cowboys winger Antonio Winterstein. Credit: Nathan Hopkins. Copyright: NRL Photos.

It's a somewhat tragic analogy, but the North Queensland Cowboys have adopted the attitude of the Black Knight who King Arthur meets in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Broken hand? 'Tis but a scratch! A grade two medial ligament injury? I'll bite you to death! Returning to the field five weeks after an elbow dislocation? I've had worse! 

Unlike the Monty Python character, it seems to be working for the Cowboys. Indeed two of their tries against the Parramatta Eels came from players who were injured. 

John Asiata scored his first try in more than 70 games with a broken hand, while Te Maire Martin found his first try assist on an injured medial ligament through Coen Hess, who had also hurt his knee earlier in the game. 

‌Hess's attitude was nonchalant towards an injury that forced him from the...


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How Paul Green and the Cowboys fooled us all - Sporting News

Was Paul Gallen on to something when he accused North Queensland of ‘crying poor’ over their so-called ‘injury crisis’?

MORE: Graham: The players let Des Hasler down | The Lurker: Are the Morris brothers heading 'home'?

All season we have been hearing how brave the ‘depleted’ Cowboys are and what a massive task it’s been to reach the second last week of the premiership.

It’s been a mighty effort – no doubt about it - but are they really that depleted and busted?

Yes, Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott (for now) are missing and have been for a long time.

Yes, they are major losses and almost irreplaceable.

And yes, the Cowboys have had to limp through a couple of games when injury hit and played players who are not quite 100 per cent.

But depleted? Please!

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How Paul Green and the Cowboys fooled us all - Sporting News

Was Paul Gallen on to something when he accused North Queensland of ‘crying poor’ over their so-called ‘injury crisis’?

MORE: Graham: The players let Des Hasler down | The Lurker: Are the Morris brothers heading 'home'?

All season we have been hearing how brave the ‘depleted’ Cowboys are and what a massive task it’s been to reach the second last week of the premiership.

It’s been a mighty effort – no doubt about it - but are they really that depleted and busted?

Yes, Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott (for now) are missing and have been for a long time.

Yes, they are major losses and almost irreplaceable.

And yes, the Cowboys have had to limp through a couple of games when injury hit and played players who are not quite 100 per cent.

But depleted? Please!

Five of the 17 players lining-up in Saturday night’s preliminary final against the Sydney Roosters have played all 26 games this...


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North Queensland Cowboys five-eighth Te Maire Martin gives Johnathan Thurston tribute on eve of NRL preliminary final - The Sydney Morning Herald

Te Maire Martin couldn't see himself playing much NRL this year when he headed north to Townsville – and he readily admits he can't see most of the things Johnathan Thurston detects on the football field.

But having thought he would shadow the future Immortal on the training paddock for the rest of the season, the 21-year-old now has timely tip-offs from Thurston to thank as he stands as Michael Morgan's unlikely ally in a grand final push.

Sponge: Te Maire Martin is soaking up all the good advice from the game's best player. Sponge: Te Maire Martin is soaking up all the good advice from the game's best player. Photo: AAP

Martin only signed with the Cowboys after being granted a mid-season release from the Panthers days before Thurston suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in State of Origin II.

Beforehand Martin knew he would be lucky to get any NRL action for the rest of 2017 – and maybe even in 2018.

Te Maire Martin is one win away from a grand final appearance for his new club. Te Maire Martin is one win away from a grand final appearance...

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North Queensland Cowboys five-eighth Te Maire Martin gives Johnathan Thurston tribute on eve of NRL preliminary final - The Sydney Morning Herald

Te Maire Martin couldn't see himself playing much NRL this year when he headed north to Townsville – and he readily admits he can't see most of the things Johnathan Thurston detects on the football field.

But having thought he would shadow the future Immortal on the training paddock for the rest of the season, the 21-year-old now has timely tip-offs from Thurston to thank as he stands as Michael Morgan's unlikely ally in a grand final push.

Sponge: Te Maire Martin is soaking up all the good advice from the game's best player. Sponge: Te Maire Martin is soaking up all the good advice from the game's best player. Photo: AAP

Martin only signed with the Cowboys after being granted a mid-season release from the Panthers days before Thurston suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in State of Origin II.

Beforehand Martin knew he would be lucky to get any NRL action for the rest of 2017 – and maybe even in 2018.

Te Maire Martin is one win away from a grand final appearance for his new club. Te Maire Martin is one win away from a grand final appearance...

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Sydney Roosters to target North Queensland Cowboys superstar Jason Taumalolo in preliminary final - Newshub

Jason Taumalolo says Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has only heaped pressure on himself by talking up their looming heavyweight confrontation in Saturday's NRL preliminary final.

Waerea-Hargreaves set the tone early this week by singling out North Queensland powerhouse Taumalolo as the man standing between his Sydney Roosters and a shot at the title and declaring "bring it on".

Taumalolo refused to take a step back on Wednesday, welcoming the opportunity to take on his New Zealand compatriot on his own turf.

"I don't really pay attention too much to it, but it's one thing saying it and it's another doing it on the field. I think we'll find out Saturday night," Taumalolo said.

"He's put some accountability on himself to single me out, but that only puts a lot of pressure on himself.

"I hope for Jared's sake that he comes out and does it."

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Sydney Roosters to target North Queensland Cowboys superstar Jason Taumalolo in preliminary final - Newshub

Jason Taumalolo says Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has only heaped pressure on himself by talking up their looming heavyweight confrontation in Saturday's NRL preliminary final.

Waerea-Hargreaves set the tone early this week by singling out North Queensland powerhouse Taumalolo as the man standing between his Sydney Roosters and a shot at the title and declaring "bring it on".

Taumalolo refused to take a step back on Wednesday, welcoming the opportunity to take on his New Zealand compatriot on his own turf.

"I don't really pay attention too much to it, but it's one thing saying it and it's another doing it on the field. I think we'll find out Saturday night," Taumalolo said.

"He's put some accountability on himself to single me out, but that only puts a lot of pressure on himself.

"I hope for Jared's sake that he comes out and does it."

Taumalolo said Waerea-Hargreaves' boldness made him...


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NRL Finals: North Queensland Cowboys Scott Bolten the quiet leader holding the front-row fort - Fox Sports

PAUL Bowman’s old Cowboys teammates dubbed him ‘Bear’ 20 years ago because as a shy rookie first-grader, he would rather have a kip than a conversation.

The current North Queensland cohort joke that you’ll first need a hearing aid, and then a translator when you pull up a stump next to Scott Bolton.

But a few succinct words from one to the other are keeping the ‘cannon fodder’ Cowboys alive and kicking in 2017.

“This is your fort now, hold it.”

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Cowboys beat Sharks in NRL elimination final – as it happened - The Guardian

Cronulla Sharks 14-15 North Queensland Cowboys

A thrilling, draining game of finals football at the SFS sees North Queensland survive and Cronulla exit. It’s still surprising to think that Cronulla are going home after dominating the majority of the match, but North Queensland clung on through a lack of Cronulla ruthlessness, some luck, and some inspiration from their talismans, Taumololo and Morgan.

It was all Cronulla, particularly in the first half, as they controlled the ball and played with precision and incision, regularly opening up North Queensland in attack and trapping them deep in defence. But taking only a six point lead into the break and losing James Maloney halted their momentum.

The Cowboys still looked errant after the break but were finally able to capitalise on their extra man when Feldt crossed in the corner. From their the Sharks still looked the stronger, but...


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Cowboys beat Sharks in NRL elimination final – as it happened - The Guardian

Cronulla Sharks 14-15 North Queensland Cowboys

A thrilling, draining game of finals football at the SFS sees North Queensland survive and Cronulla exit. It’s still surprising to think that Cronulla are going home after dominating the majority of the match, but North Queensland clung on through a lack of Cronulla ruthlessness, some luck, and some inspiration from their talismans, Taumololo and Morgan.

It was all Cronulla, particularly in the first half, as they controlled the ball and played with precision and incision, regularly opening up North Queensland in attack and trapping them deep in defence. But taking only a six point lead into the break and losing James Maloney halted their momentum.

The Cowboys still looked errant after the break but were finally able to capitalise on their extra man when Feldt crossed in the corner. From their the Sharks still looked the stronger, but...


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Cowboys beat Sharks in NRL elimination final – as it happened - The Guardian

Cronulla Sharks 14-15 North Queensland Cowboys

A thrilling, draining game of finals football at the SFS sees North Queensland survive and Cronulla exit. It’s still surprising to think that Cronulla are going home after dominating the majority of the match, but North Queensland clung on through a lack of Cronulla ruthlessness, some luck, and some inspiration from their talismans, Taumololo and Morgan.

It was all Cronulla, particularly in the first half, as they controlled the ball and played with precision and incision, regularly opening up North Queensland in attack and trapping them deep in defence. But taking only a six point lead into the break and losing James Maloney halted their momentum.

The Cowboys still looked errant after the break but were finally able to capitalise on their extra man when Feldt crossed in the corner. From their the Sharks still looked the stronger, but...


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Golden Point: Busted bargain buys keeping Cowboys alive, how Paul Green beat Brad Arthur for coaching gig - Fox Sports

SHAUN Fensom once broke his arm on a Thursday, and not until after Friday’s weights session did he raise the alarm with Raiders staff.

So when we ask about the most painstaking decision in his rough and ready rugby league career, we really should’ve seen this grass cutting tackle coming.

“You just have to do what you’ve got to do, and that’s what I had to do at the time,” Fensom shrugs.

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So he left Canberra, wife Leah and two-week old daughter Elsie on a couple of days’ notice, for a Cowboys operation he didn’t have the time to tour beforehand and a coach he’d never met in person.


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NRL Finals: North Queensland Cowboys Scott Bolten the quiet leader holding the front-row fort - Fox Sports

PAUL Bowman’s old Cowboys teammates dubbed him ‘Bear’ 20 years ago because as a shy rookie first-grader, he would rather have a kip than a conversation.

The current North Queensland cohort joke that you’ll first need a hearing aid, and then a translator when you pull up a stump next to Scott Bolton.

But a few succinct words from one to the other are keeping the ‘cannon fodder’ Cowboys alive and kicking in 2017.

“This is your fort now, hold it.”

Live stream the Cowboys clash with Parramatta on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week FOXTEL NOW trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW!


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