The North Queensland Cowboys, who play their home games at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, overcame key injuries and other obstacles to become just the second 8th placed side in the NRL to make the Grand Final, where they came up short against the Melbourne Storm.
Entering 2018, the 24th in the club’s history, the Cowboys have played in two of the past three Grand Finals, with a record of 1-1 during that time, and will be looking to punch their ticket to the big game once again, and you can enjoy the action whether watching live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming their matches to a mobile device with a Free trial.
N. QLD Cowboys TV Preview
The Cowboys overcame significant injuries to punch their ticket to last year’s Grand Final, where they were out-gunned and fell to the ladder-leading Melbourne Storm. The Cowboys have now played in two of the past three Grand Finals, and with any luck they could very well return again this year. Grand Final rematches are always must see TV, so be sure to circle the NRL calendar for their match against the Storm, which arrives early, taking place in round three at AAMI Park.
Perhaps equally anticipated will be the Cowboys round two match-up against the Brisbane Broncos, whom the Cowboys defeated in their previous Grand Final visit (2015), crowned the All Queensland Final, and regarded as one of the greatest in history. The Cowboys look poised to deliver, but they will have to take every team’s best to get there, starting with their opener on Friday the 9th of March and continuing with some really tough tests in the early part of the premiership. If the Cowboys can emerge from the first couple months of the season somewhere in the top eight, they should be in good form, as they have proven it has what it takes when the games really count.
NRL Cowboys LIVE TV (Sydney time)
Sat 14 July: Raiders v Cowboys 7.30 pm (Nine/Fox)
Sat 21 July: Cowboys v Dragons 7.30 pm (Fox)
Fri 27 July: Cowboys v Knights 6.00 pm (Fox)
Sat Aug 4: Roosters v Cowboys 7.30 pm (Fox)
Thu Aug 9: Cowboys v Broncos 7.50 pm (Nine/Fox)
Sat Aug 18: Sharks v Cowboys 7.30 pm (Fox)
Fri Aug 24: Cowboys v Eels 7.50 pm (Nine/Fox)
Sat Sep 1: Titans v Cowboys 5.30 pm (Fox)
Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Per agreement the N. Qld Cowboys on Free to Air is not be available in all locations before the finals, and does not offer full Cowboys TV replays.
NRL Live Streaming and a Free Trial
If you enjoy Rugby League action then the Fox League channel is the place for you, televising all NRL teams and every round Live and in HD with no ad-breaks during play before the grand final, including the matches not available on Free to Air TV along with 24/7 news, team and replay coverage.
So you may wish to review the Foxtel Now 2-weeks Free live TV trial, which will telecast each and every NRL Match (grand final excluded) live online*, as well as offering Live N. QLD Cowboys streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app. There’s no lock-in contract or equipment fees, so grab a trial and watch the NRL live online today.
North Queensland Players To Watch
Johnathon Thurston is the heart and soul of this football club. He won a record 4th Dally M Medal last year as the best player in the game, with most saying he is the best the game has ever seen. For the most part, it was a 2017 to forget for JT, with his shoulder playing up badly, with his last game being in the second State of Origin for Queensland when he steered them to an inspirational win which was the platform to winning the series. Unfortunately he had shoulder surgery and was ruled out for the remainder of the year, but going into 2018 he appears healthy, and you need not miss a minute when watching the NRL Cowboys Live online.
Michael Morgan went from a very good player to being one of the real superstars of the game. Without JT, the Cowboys were considered no hope, but Morgan produced a second half of the season that would rival the greats, steering the Cowboys to the NRL Grand Final, where they were outclassed by Melbourne. But that form saw him play a starring role for Australia in the World Cup and he recently signed a long term extension to stay at Townsville. He could take his game to a new level this year now with JT back.
Gavin Cooper is the unsung hero of this Cowboys side. Thurston and Michael Morgan might get all the wraps and headlines, but this bloke is just as important as those two halves. His combination with Thurston close to the line is similar to that of Cliffy Lyons and Steve ‘Beaver’ Menzies a couple of decades back. He is an outstanding runner of the ball who picks his lines almost to perfection every time, and will be a vital component as to how the Cowboys will fare in 2018.