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2017 North Queensland Cowboys season

2017 North Queensland Cowboys season
NRL Rank8th
Play-off resultLost Grand Final
2017 recordWins: 13; Draws: 0; Losses: 11
Points scoredFor: 467; Against: 443
Team information
CEOGreg Tonner
CoachPaul Green
Captain
Stadium1300SMILES Stadium
Avg. Attend.16,512
High. Attend.23,321 (vs. Brisbane Broncos, Round 26)
Top scorers
TriesKyle Feldt (15)
GoalsEthan Lowe (47)
PointsEthan Lowe (102)
2016 2018 >

The 2017 North Queensland Cowboys season was the 23rd in the club's history. Coached by Paul Green and co-captained by Johnathan Thurston and Matthew Scott, they competed in the NRL's 2017 Telstra Premiership. The club became just the second 8th-placed side to make the Grand Final, ultimately losing to the Melbourne Storm.

Season summary

Milestones

Squad

North Queensland Cowboys NRL Squad 2017
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 6 March 2017
Source(s): Cowboys Squad 2017

Squad movement

Gains

Player Signed From Until End of Notes
Ben Hampton Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
2019
[1]
Shaun Fensom Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders
2018
[2]
Corey Jensen Ireland colours.svg Townsville Blackhawks
2017
[3]
Blake Leary Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Sea Eagles
2017
[4]
Te Maire Martin Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers (mid-season)
2019
[5]
Shane Wright Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2018
[6]

Losses

Player Signed To Until End of Notes
Ben Hannant Retired
-
[7]
Jahrome Hughes Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
2018
[8]
Rory Kostjasyn Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights
2018
[9]
Nick Lui-Toso Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers
2017
[10]
Tautau Moga Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2018
Brandon Smith Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
2019
[11]
James Tamou Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers
2020
[12]

Re-signings

Player Club Until End of Notes
John Asiata North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2020
[13]
Scott Bolton North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2019
[14]
Jake Clifford North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2019
[15]
Gavin Cooper North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2019
[16]
Kyle Feldt North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2020
[17]
Gideon Gela-Mosby North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2019
[18]
Shaun Hudson North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2018
[19]
Corey Jensen North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2019
[20]
Kyle Laybutt North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2018
[21]
Emry Pere North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2018
[22]
Matthew Scott North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2019
[23]
Murray Taulagi North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2019
[24]
Jason Taumalolo North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2027
[25]
Johnathan Thurston North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2018
[26]
Enari Tuala North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2019
[27]

Ladder

Pos Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm (P) 24 20 0 4 2 633 336 +297 44
2 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 17 0 7 2 500 428 +72 38
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 16 0 8 2 597 433 +164 36
4 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 16 0 8 2 496 457 +39 36
5 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 15 0 9 2 476 407 +69 34
6 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 14 0 10 2 552 512 +40 32
7 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 13 0 11 2 504 459 +45 30
8 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 13 0 11 2 467 443 +24 30
9 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 12 0 12 2 533 450 +83 28
10 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 11 0 13 2 558 497 +61 26
11 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 10 0 14 2 360 455 −95 24
12 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 9 0 15 2 464 564 −100 22
13 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 7 0 17 2 444 575 −131 18
14 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 7 0 17 2 413 571 −158 18
15 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 7 0 17 2 448 638 −190 18
16 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 5 0 19 2 428 648 −220 14

Fixtures

NRL Auckland Nines

The NRL Auckland Nines is a pre-season rugby league nines competition featuring all 16 NRL clubs.

Pool Play

Date Time (Local) Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals
Saturday, 4 February 2:40pm Round 1 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Eden Park 27 – 15 Gela-Mosby (3), Morgan, O'Neill, Ponga Thurston (1)
Saturday, 4 February 4:35pm Round 2 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Eden Park 35 – 6 Gela-Mosby (2), Ponga (2), Bowen, Feldt Bowen (1), Morgan (1), Ponga (1), Thurston (1)
Sunday, 5 February 11:05am Round 3 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Eden Park 19 – 8 Bowen (2), Hudson, Ponga Ponga (1)
Sunday, 7 February 2:30pm Quarter-final Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Eden Park 12 – 25 Bowen, Gela-Mosby, Ponga
Legend:   Win   Loss

Pre-season

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Saturday, 11 February Trial 1 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters BB Print Stadium 11 – 10 Leary, Tuala Laybutt (1/2, 1 FG)
Friday, 17 February Trial 2 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Campbelltown Stadium 18 – 16 Hampton, Linnett, Morgan Thurston (3/3)
Friday, 17 February Trial 3 Ireland colours.svg Townsville Blackhawks Jack Manski Oval 44 – 8 Ponga (3), Traill (2), Gahan, Slade-Roycroft, Pere -
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw

Regular season

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Saturday, 4 March Round 1 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 1300SMILES Stadium 20 – 16 Bowen, Cooper, Coote, Hess Thurston (2/4) 17,548[28]
Friday, 10 March Round 2 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium 21 – 20 Granville, Hess, Morgan Thurston (4/4, 1 FG) 47,703
Saturday, 18 March Round 3 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Sea Eagles 1300SMILES Stadium 8 – 30 Granville Thurston (2/2) 14,763
Saturday, 25 March Round 4 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Cbus Super Stadium 32 – 26 Hess (2), Gela-Mosby, Ponga, Thurston Thurston (6/7) 17,647[29]
Friday, 31 March Round 5 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 1300SMILES Stadium 20 – 6 Fensom, Gela-Mosby, Morgan Thurston (4/4) 13,671
Saturday, 8 April Round 6 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 1300SMILES Stadium 16 – 26 Hess (2), Taumalolo Thurston (2/3) 15,424
Saturday, 15 April Round 7 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium 22 – 28 Bolton, Gela-Mosby, Morgan, Spina Feldt (3/4) 13,886
Saturday, 22 April Round 8 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 1300SMILES Stadium 24 – 12 Ponga (2), Cooper, Linnett Lowe (2/2), Feldt (2/4) 13,678
Friday, 28 April Round 9 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 1300SMILES Stadium 6 – 26 Winterstein Feldt (1/1) 14,247
Thursday, 11 May Round 10 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bulldogs ANZ Stadium 30 –14 Hess (2), Feldt, Morgan, Spina Lowe (4/5), Feldt (1/1) 8,122
Thursday, 18 May Round 11 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks Southern Cross Group Stadium 14 – 18 Feldt, Hampton, Winterstein Feldt (1/2), Lowe (0/2) 8,557
Round 12 Bye
Saturday, 3 June Round 13 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 1300SMILES Stadium 20 – 8 Feldt, Hess, Morgan Feldt (4/6) 14,612[30]
Saturday, 10 June Round 14 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels TIO Stadium 32 – 6 Feldt (2), Hess, Thurston, Winterstein Thurston (6/7) 11,968
Saturday, 17 June Round 15 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm AAMI Park 22 – 23 Coote, Feldt, Linnett Feldt (5/6) 17,124
Saturday, 24 June Round 16 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers 1300SMILES Stadium 14 – 12 Feldt, Jensen Lowe (3/3) 17,876
Saturday, 1 July Round 17 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders GIO Stadium 31 – 18 Martin (2), Morgan (2), Winterstein Lowe (5/6), Coote (1 FG) 10,266
Round 18 Bye
Sunday, 16 July Round 19 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Barlow Park 23 – 10 Feldt, Granville, Hess, Taumalolo Lowe (3/4), Coote (1 FG) 11,217
Saturday, 22 July Round 20 New Zealand colours.svg Warriors 1300SMILES Stadium 24 – 12 Bowen (2), Lowe, O'Neill Lowe (4/5) 16,080
Saturday, 29 July Round 21 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Allianz Stadium 16 – 22 Feldt, Hess, Linnett Lowe (2/3) 9,476
Friday, 4 August Round 22 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 1300SMILES Stadium 8 – 26 Granville Lowe (2/2) 21,380
Saturday, 12 August Round 23 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers Pepper Stadium 16 – 24 Linnett, Morgan, Taumalolo Lowe (2/3) 12,357
Saturday, 19 August Round 24 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 1300SMILES Stadium 16 – 26 Lowe, Martin, Morgan Lowe (2/3) 15,539
Friday, 25 August Round 25 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Campbelltown Stadium 22 – 14 Feldt (2), Martin, Morgan Lowe (3/4) 9,436
Thursday, 31 August Round 26 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 1300SMILES Stadium 10 – 20 Cooper, Feldt Lowe (1/2) 23,321
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw   Bye

Finals

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 9 Sep, AAMI Park  
1  Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 18  
4  Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 16     SF1: 16 Sep, ANZ Stadium  
     Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 16    
EF1: 10 Sep, Allianz Stadium      North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24       PF1: 22 Sep, AAMI Park
5  Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 14        Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 30  
8  North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 15          Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 0     GF: 1 Oct, ANZ Stadium
         Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 34
  EF2: 9 Sep, Allianz Stadium       PF2: 23 Sep, Allianz Stadium      North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 6
6  Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 10          Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 16  
7  Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith 22     SF2: 15 Sep, Suncorp Stadium        North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 29  
     Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 13    
QF2: 8 Sep, Allianz Stadium      Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith 6    
2  Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24  
3  Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 22  


Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Sunday, 10 September Elimination Final Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks Allianz Stadium 15 – 14 Feldt, Taumalolo Lowe (3/4), Morgan (1 FG) 16,115
Saturday, 16 September Semi Final Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels ANZ Stadium 24 – 16 Asiata, Feldt, Hess, Morgan Lowe (4/4) 41,287
Saturday, 23 September Preliminary Final Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Allianz Stadium 29 – 16 Bolton, Feldt, Linnett, Martin Lowe (6/6), Morgan (1 FG) 28,108
Sunday, 1 October Grand Final Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm ANZ Stadium 6 – 34 Martin Lowe (1/1) 79,722
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw

Statistics

Name App T G FG Pts
John Asiata 28 1 - - 4
Scott Bolton 28 2 - - 8
Javid Bowen 13 3 - - 12
Gavin Cooper 25 3 - - 12
Lachlan Coote 21 2 - 2 10
Kyle Feldt 28 15 17 - 94
Shaun Fensom 21 1 - - 4
Gideon Gela-Mosby 4 3 - - 12
Jake Granville 24 4 - - 16
Ben Hampton 26 1 - - 4
Coen Hess 27 13 - - 52
Sam Hoare 4 - - - -
Corey Jensen 18 1 - - 4
Patrick Kaufusi 9 - - - -
Kyle Laybutt 2 - - - -
Blake Leary 3 - - - -
Kane Linnett 28 5 - - 20
Ethan Lowe 28 2 47 - 102
Patrick Mago 2 - - - -
Te Maire Martin 12 6 - - 24
Michael Morgan 27 11 - 2 46
Justin O'Neill 20 1 - - 4
Kalyn Ponga 7 3 - - 12
Matthew Scott 2 - - - -
Ben Spina 8 2 - - 8
Jason Taumalolo 26 4 - - 16
Ray Thompson 6 - - - -
Johnathan Thurston 7 2 26 1 61
Enari Tuala 1 - - - -
Braden Uele 1 - - - -
Antonio Winterstein 19 4 - - 16
Shane Wright 1 - - - -
Totals 89 90 3 541

Representatives

The following players have played a representative match in 2017.

All Stars match ANZAC Test Pacific Tests Residents match State of Origin 1 State Of Origin 2 State of Origin 3 World Cup
John Asiata
-
-
Samoa
-
-
-
-
-
Gavin Cooper
World All Stars
-
-
-
-
Queensland
Queensland
-
Coen Hess
-
-
-
-
-
Queensland
Queensland
-
Patrick Kaufusi
-
-
Tonga
-
-
-
-
-
Kyle Laybutt
-
-
-
Queensland
-
-
-
-
Blake Leary
-
-
-
Queensland
-
-
-
-
Te Maire Martin
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
New Zealand
Michael Morgan
-
Australia
-
-
Queensland
Queensland
Queensland
Australia
Justin O'Neill
-
-
-
-
Queensland
-
-
-
Jason Taumalolo
-
New Zealand
-
-
-
-
-
Tonga
Johnathan Thurston
Indigenous All Stars
Australia
-
-
-
Queensland
-
-
Antonio Winterstein
-
-
Samoa
-
-
-
-
-

Honours

League

Club

Feeder Clubs

National Youth Competition

Queensland Cup

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