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North Queensland Cowboys’ burning issues, likely debutants, recruitment

North Queensland have had to look within for answers to the problems that derailed their 2023 NRL campaign. With their money spent retaining priority players on an increasingly tight salary cap, the Cowboys have been quiet in the free agency market.

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1 Scott Drinkwater
2 Kyle Feldt
3 Valentine Holmes
4 Zac Laybutt
5 Murray Taulagi
6 Tom Dearden
7 Chad Townsend (c)
8 Jordan McLean
9 Reece Robson
10 Reuben Cotter
11 Luciano Leilua
12 Jeremiah Nanai
13 Jason Taumalolo (c)

14 Jake Granville
15 Coen Hess
16 Heilum Luki
17 Griffin Neame

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... 54f1122fed
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Cowboys predicted Round 1 team and 2024 analysis

They may have taken a tumble in 2023 but the Cowboys have more than enough talent to launch themselves back into contention next season.

Predicted Round 1 team

1. Scott Drinkwater
2. Kyle Feldt
3. Zac Laybutt
4. Valentine Holmes
5. Murray Taulagi
6. Tom Dearden
7. Chad Townsend
8. Jason Taumalolo
9. Reece Robson
10. Coen Hess
11. Jeremiah Nanai
12. Heilum Luki
13. Reuben Cotter

14. Jake Granville
15. Jordan McLean
16. Griffin Neame
17. Luciano Leilua

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2023/12/29/act ... -analysis/
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Coen Hess confirmed ACL injury

Scans have confirmed North Queensland Toyota Cowboys forward Coen Hess suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's trial match against the Canberra Raiders. Hess will have surgery in the coming weeks and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2024 season.

Read more: https://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2024/02 ... coen-hess/
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that's a shame I like the way he plays

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bonehead wrote: February 29, 2024, 7:28 pm that's a shame I like the way he plays

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I loved him when he burst on the scene. He was strong as a **** ox, the way he could move piles of humans was unreal. And have really pretty rare movement traits for a guy who had his power... I thought he was going to go on to one of the best edges in the game

But the last few years has been brutal. He's playing middle forward now because he just couldnt handle it out wide. He's not close to the same player he was early in his career. He's lost a lot of power and he moves like he's carrying an invisible 20kg pack on his back... this injury wont help. It's hard to fathom how he got here from where he was in his first few years
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Seemed the most likely outcome from the incident, response and report. ACLs suck
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gangrenous wrote:Seemed the most likely outcome from the incident, response and report. ACLs suck Image
Are you suggesting ACLs should be outlawed?
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Are you an ACL? I could get behind their banning…
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gangrenous wrote:Are you an ACL? I could get behind their banning…
Nice analysis, genius
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Thanks boomer
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I like Todd Payten as a coach, but there isn't much for me to get excited about with the way the Cows are headed. Some good young forwards, but the backs are way too old.

The squad is built the wrong way around.

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Seiffert82 wrote:I like Todd Payten as a coach, but there isn't much for me to get excited about with the way the Cows are headed. Some good young forwards, but the backs are way too old.

The squad is built the wrong way around.

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Drinkwater is still producing enough creativity for them to be successful. But shut him down they don't have much else. He was injured last year which totally stuffed them. They do need a succession plan with Townsend, Feldt and Holmes all inching (leaping) towards retirement.

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Cowboys re-sign Heilum Luki on five year deal: https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nr ... 9bfb255290
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