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JT overcomes horror comeback preparation

North Queensland coach Paul Green has revealed Johnathan Thurston could not have had a worse preparation for his long awaited injury return. But the Cowboys mentor says JT is set to bounce back to his best after overcoming a stomach bug ahead of Friday night's blockbuster NRL trial against Melbourne. Thurston looked...

NRL puts clock on time wasters in restarts

(AAP Image/Joe Castro) The NRL has moved to reduce time wasting after conversion attempts by putting a shot clock on an opposition team's restarts during the game. In a win for fans, referees will now call time off for 30 seconds after a conversion in a move the governing body claims will...

Cowboys ready to unleash wolf pack: Cooper

Gavin Cooper of the North Queensland Cowboys talks to the media at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville ahead of the upcoming preliminary final against the Sydney Roosters, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. (AAP Image/Michael Chambers) North Queensland back-rower Gavin Cooper has tipped new recruit Jordan McLean to form a destructive alliance with returning...

Be patient, Roosters NRL fans: Johns

(AAP Image/Daniel Munoz) Be patient, Roosters fans. It'll be worth the wait. That's the message from champion halfback Andrew Johns, who has warned the NRL glamour club's faithful not to expect immediate results from their all-star line-up. The Roosters have been installed as premiership favourites after the stellar additions of Cooper Cronk and...

Cherry-Evans dreams of succeeding Cronk

As Daly Cherry-Evans gets set to renew his club rivalry with Cooper Cronk, he's already dreaming of inheriting his Queensland Origin No.7 jersey. Manly halfback Cherry-Evans' head-to-head battle with Cronk shapes as a mouth-watering subplot to Saturday's trial against the Sydney Roosters at Gosford on the NSW central coast. Not only will...

Cocaine charge dropped against Hunt

(AAP Image/Jono Searle)  Rugby union international Karmichael Hunt has avoided conviction after prosecutors dropped a cocaine possession charge against him. There wasn't enough evidence to prosecute the 31-year-old over allegations he was caught with cocaine during a search in a car park in Fortitude Valley on December 30. But he was fined $600...

JT injury blessing in disguise: NQ's Scott

Johnathan Thurston talks with Michael Morgan (AAP Image/Craig Golding) The sight of Johnathan Thurston sidelined with a season-ending shoulder injury broke plenty of hearts at North Queensland. But Matt Scott reckons it was a blessing in disguise after off-contract playmaker Michael Morgan finally stepped up in Thurston's absence at the Cowboys. Co-captains Thurston...

Thurston nervous ahead of NRL comeback

(AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) Johnathan Thurston admits he is nervous but has full confidence in his troublesome shoulder ahead of his long awaited NRL comeback. The North Queensland co-captain has received the green light from a specialist to return from an eight month shoulder injury in Saturday night's trial against Wests Tigers in...