NORTH Queensland lock Luke O'Donnell will undergo surgery on Tuesday night to clean out his hip joint and will be sidelined for up to four weeks.
NORTH Queensland coach Graham Murray has demanded Johnathan Thurston be selected at halfback for the Centennial Test.
AN earlier-than-expected return from injury by Matt Bowen has sparked the North Queensland Cowboys to put in their most dominant performance of the year so far, dismantling the Warriors 48-20.
NORTH Queensland fullback Matt Bowen will make a surprise return from injury in Saturday night's NRL match against the New Zealand Warriors.
THE late inclusion of Matt Bowen has lifted North Queensland before Saturday night's NRL clash against New Zealand Warriors at Townsville.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have withstood a late charge from the St George Illawarra Dragons to come away as 20-16 victors in Wollongong this afternoon.
STAR fullback Matt Bowen was ruled out of the North Queensland team for Friday's NRL match against St George Illawarra with a recurring knee injury.
NORTH Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston credited prop Carl Webb's return to form as his side's "inspiration" for their 38-14 demolition of Parramatta.
NORTH Queensland have finally jumped off the starting blocks and posted their first points for season 2008, running rampant over the Parramatta Eels to the tune of 38 points to 14.
DEFENSIVE specialist Jacob Lillyman is tipping North Qld's NRL drought will break against Parramatta on Saturday night.