North Queensland Cowboys

Thurston injury adds to Cowboys' woes

Regular fullback Lachlan Coote missed the match against Wests Tigers with a calf injury of his own and hooker Jake Granville is out for up to six weeks with a broken leg. Utility Ben Hampton deputised at hooker on Saturday night, but may now be needed in the halves.

Tigers keen to put week behind them

New coach Ivan Cleary is looking forward to seeing his team take the field against the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday night, and many expect him to make changes at the club in the coming weeks.  

"In a way it's been good to come up here and get out of Sydney," Cleary said.

Cowboys too good for Rabbitohs

After 20 minutes of arm-wrestle football that saw both sides go close on multiple occasions, Johnathan Thurston was the man to break the deadlock with a penalty goal in the 20th minute.  

Green forgives the impatience of youth

After two years of relatively little changes to their regular 17, the Cowboys have been hit hard by injuries in the opening weeks of the Telstra Premiership with Matt Scott, Lachlan Coote, Justin O'Neill and Antonio Winterstein all missing from the Titans clash along with the suspended Jason Taumalolo.

Hess leads Cowboys to win over Titans

For the fourth week in succession the Titans dawdled out of the blocks and while the Cowboys completed at 100 per cent with 80 per cent of the ball the home side could complete only one of their first four sets of the game.

Ponga to play fullback for Cowboys

Matt Scott, Antonio Winterstein and Lachlan Coote were all injured, with scans revealing captain Matt Scott's season is over due to a damaged ACL. 

Taumalolo, Scott face suspensions

Taumalolo will miss one match with an early guilty plea but risks a two-match ban if he unsuccessfully fights the charge, which results from his 26th-minute hit on Brisbane's Alex Glenn on Friday night.

Matt Scott, who suffered a knee injury against the Broncos, is facing a one-match ban, while Gubb can avoid a suspension if he pleads guilty to a grade one dangerous contact charge.



Cowboys forwards prove their worth

The Cowboys beat the Raiders 20-16 after a freakish try in golden point, with coach Paul Green and second rower Gavin Cooper praising the performance of the young players. 

Cowboys sign Shaun Fensom

The 28-year-old is expected to start training with his new club on Monday and will be available for selection in the Cowboys' Round 1 team to take on his former club Canberra at 1300SMILES Stadium next Saturday.

Ponga overlooked for Cowboys' final trial

Green named an 18-man squad to travel to Sydney with the same backline that was present for most of 2016, including Kyle Feldt, Antonio Winterstein, Justin O'Neill and Kane Linnett to go with incumbent halves Michael Morgan and Johnathan Thurston.