Warriors down but not out after loss
Next Game: The Season has finished
23 Jul 2017
Coach Stephen Kearney says the Warriors still have plenty to play for despite their latest NRL loss to the North Queensland in Townsville.
The Warriors' play-offs hopes may be all but over, but coach Stephen Kearney says his team still have plenty to play for despite Saturday's 24-12 NRL loss away to North Queensland.
The Cowboys extended their winning streak to four games and kept alive their top-four hopes, but the Warriors' chances of breaking into the top eight are fading rapidly.
The Warriors were missing a key player in injured half Shaun Johnson, while James Gavet was a late withdrawal after x-rays revealed a broken arm which will sideline the in-form forward for an estimated six weeks.
He joins a casualty list which includes forwards Ryan Hoffman (foot), Albert Vete (arm), Charlie Gubb (hernia) and Nathaniel Roache (hamstring).
Kearney said there were plenty of positives to take from the game, with a dogged Warriors effort levelling the scores at 12-12 going into halftime.
However, the Aucklanders currently sit 12th on the ladder, four points astray of the eighth-placed Dragons with six games remaining.
"As long as there's a possibility, we'll keep working away," he said from Townsville on Saturday
"I thought the effort was wonderful there tonight with not a great deal of reward.
"If we keep that type of energy and that type of effort, and be a little bit better with execution in a couple of areas, I'm sure we'll get on the right side of the scoreboard."
Skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck said while the loss was disappointing, the Warriors could take pride in their efforts.
"We were pleased with lots of areas - we don't go out with two points, but we've still got more games to go," he said.
"The middles just kept on defending and defending, we kept on getting the ball and just running it back.
"We were still in the fight, we weren't going away, and we were just unlucky not to finish them off.
"I'm proud of the boys' efforts, and we can hopefully build on this."
click here for full story...
Cowboys down Warriors, maintain NRL surge
North Queensland have scored their fourth-straight NRL win without Johnathan Thurston, beating the Warriors 24-12 in Townsville. click here for full story...
Ponga in frame for Cowboys' NRL return
Kalyn Ponga is waiting in the wings ahead of North Queensland's clash against the Warriors with winger Antonio Winterstein still doubtful. click here for full story...
Thurston-less Cowboys still tough: Kearney
Warriors boss Stephen Kearney says that, with or without Johnathan Thurston, the Cowboys will provide a stern challenge in Saturday's NRL match. click here for full story...
Last Game: The Cowboys lost against the Brisbane Broncos 12 - 38 at ANZ Stadium, Australia (5189 days ago)
game results here|
| North Queensland Cowboys Season 0 Stats (All games)|
| Total Games Played
| Away Games
| Away Wins
| Home Games
| Home Wins
| Total Tries:
| Total Goals:
| Total Field Goals:
| Total Points For:
| Total Points Against:
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1997 Superleague Telstra Cup, 1998 Trials, 1998 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 2000 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Season, 2003 NRL Season,
| Leagues the North Queensland Cowboys are in|
Daniel Strickland, David Thompson, George Gatis, Glenn Morrison, Jamie McDonald, John Buttigieg, John Doyle, Josh Hannay, Ken McGuinness, Leigh McWilliams, Matt Peterson, Matt Sing, Matthew Bowen, Michael Luck, Nathan Fien, Paul Bowman, Peter Jones, Shane Muspratt, Shaun Valentine, Tarin Bradford, Tim Brasher,
Adam Connelly, Adam Nable, Brett Hetherington, Brian Jellick, Chris Muckert, Chris Sheppard, Damien Smith, Danny Moore, Geoff Bell, John Manning, Julian O'Neill, Kyle Warren, Lee Oudenryn, Mark Shipway, Naipolioni Kuricibi, Nick Paterson, Paul Dezolt, Paul Pensini, Robert Relf, Scott Whiting, Shayne McMenemy, Tim Maddison, Trent Leis,
Brett Boyd, Chad Halliday, Graham Appo, Greg Bourke, Jeremy Schloss, Noel Goldthorpe, Paul Green, Scott Prince,
Darrien Doherty, Glen Murphy, Jody Gall, Kris Tassell, Matt Ryan, Noa Nadruku,
Sunday, 11 May, 2003
Saturday, 26 Apr, 2003
Monday, 21 Apr, 2003
Saturday, 12 Apr, 2003
Sydney City 32|
Saturday, 5 Apr, 2003
Monday, 31 Mar, 2003
South Sydney 20
Saturday, 22 Mar, 2003
Saturday, 15 Mar, 2003
Saturday, 7 Sep, 2002
Saturday, 31 Aug, 2002
South Sydney 34