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Where will the Cowboys finish in 2019?

Minor premiers
0
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Top four
2
33%
Top eight
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17%
Bottom eight
1
17%
Bottom four
2
33%
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North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by greeneyed » December 25, 2018, 10:55 am

North Queensland Cowboys: 2019 Round 1 predicted team

NRL.com's predicted Round 1 team:

1. Ben Barba
2. Kyle Feldt
3. Ben Hampton
4. Enari Tuala
5. Nene Macdonald
6. Te Maire Martin
7. Michael Morgan
8. Jordan McLean
9. Jake Granville
10. Josh McGuire
11. Gavin Cooper
12. Coen Hess
13. Jason Taumalolo

14. Kurt Baptiste
15. John Asiata
16. Scott Bolton
17. Matt Scott

Other squad members: Corey Jensen, Jake Clifford, Javid Bowen, Mitch Dunn, Ethan Lowe, Francis Molo, Gideon Mosby, Tom Opacic, Emre Pere, Murray Taulagi, Justin O'Neill, Shane Wright

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by Green eyed Mick » December 27, 2018, 7:33 pm

Very good forward pack and plenty of depth. If Barba fires they will push for top 4.

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by edwahu » December 31, 2018, 11:52 am

Scrape into the 8 despite having a top 4 squad. I don't think it's a very harmonious squad.

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by zim » January 4, 2019, 11:16 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:
December 27, 2018, 7:33 pm
Very good forward pack and plenty of depth. If Barba fires they will push for top 4.
Agreed. Injuries permitting they could push for a title. Barba can win games by himself and one of their biggest issues has been a fullback that just stinks.

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 15, 2019, 7:56 am

Cowboys’ best 17: The man who needs to step up in post-JT era

Fox Sports Cowboys’ best 17

1. Ben Barba
2. Kyle Feldt
3. Enari Tuala
4. Ben Hampton
5. Nene Macdonald
6. Te Maire Martin
7. Michael Morgan
8. Josh McGuire
9. Jake Granville
10. Jordan McLean
11. Gavin Cooper
12. Coen Hess
13. Jason Taumalolo

14. Kurt Baptiste
15. John Asiata
16. Matt Scott
17. Corey Jensen

Coach: Paul Green

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by zim » January 15, 2019, 9:26 am

That's a strong side.

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by RTW » January 15, 2019, 10:28 am

zim wrote:That's a strong side.
Yes it is isn’t it. Personally I would go Clifford over Martin and would also be very tempted to start Baptiste. Granville’s strength is his running game which is suited to the later stages of the half.


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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by zim » January 15, 2019, 10:42 am

I'd be starting Clifford too.

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by RTW » January 15, 2019, 11:39 am

zim wrote:I'd be starting Clifford too.
I doubt the Cowboys would release either but if we aren’t getting Edwards I would take either Martin or Clifford.


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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by zim » January 15, 2019, 12:04 pm

Of the 2 there's no way they'd release Clifford. Martin I could see them moving on as soon as it suits them.

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by LimeGreenMachine » February 1, 2019, 6:12 pm

Ben Barba being investigated by the Cowboys for an incident at Townsville Casino.
Danny Weidler reporting it.

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by kiwi raider » February 1, 2019, 6:24 pm

He’s been Sacked

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by Sid » February 1, 2019, 6:27 pm

kiwi raider wrote:He’s been Sacked
Source ?
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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by LimeGreenMachine » February 1, 2019, 6:29 pm

Club statement. He has been sacked

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by Sid » February 1, 2019, 6:30 pm

Daley’s advice came too late it seems

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by Sid » February 1, 2019, 6:36 pm

Seems easier for clubs to sack players during pre season rather than between June 30 and Finals
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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by Northern Raider » February 1, 2019, 6:59 pm

In Townsville you're not regarded as a local until you've had an 'incident at the Casino'. Benny just wanted to fit in.

Oh well. It's off to the Sharks for him then.
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Post by RTW » February 1, 2019, 7:10 pm

Ben Barba sacked without playing a game.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.news.c ... e77215bd27


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Post by Dusty » February 1, 2019, 7:12 pm

Sign him up


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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by -TW- » February 1, 2019, 7:15 pm

That didn't last long

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by -GD- » February 1, 2019, 7:28 pm

Ben Barba sacked by Cowboys, facing assault allegation

North Queensland have terminated the contract of Ben Barba after allegations he physically assaulted his partner at a Townsville Casino on Australia Day. Barba was captured on CCTV footage and also spotted by several witnesses, with Townsville police now investigating the matter.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/01/ben ... d-cowboys/

Cowboys sack Barba after alleged assault of partner

Ben Barba has been sacked after allegedy assaulting his partner Ainslie Currie in Townsville. The North Queensland Cowboys terminated the contract of the 29 year old on Friday night after an internal investigation found a "significant breach of the terms of his contract".

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/cowboy ... 50v74.html

Cowboys statement

Today, North Queensland Cowboys terminated the playing contract of Ben Barba due to a significant breach of the terms of his contract.

Chairman Laurence Lancini stated: “When a player joins the North Queensland Cowboys he agrees to abide by the terms of the contract. After an internal investigation, it has been determined that this player has acted in contradiction to both the terms and the spirit of that agreement. Accordingly, the club has terminated his contract and has informed the NRL’s Integrity Unit.”

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by LP Raider » February 1, 2019, 7:47 pm

There have been allegations for years regarding this bum, honestly see ya later looser.

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by dubby » February 1, 2019, 8:03 pm

This guy needs help

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by LP Raider » February 1, 2019, 8:06 pm

dubby wrote:
February 1, 2019, 8:03 pm
This guy needs help

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In jail, you **** need help also if that's you narrative.

Some people need a reality check.

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Post by Dusty » February 1, 2019, 8:15 pm

Reported that he assaulted his partner... piss him off if true


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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by gergreg » February 1, 2019, 8:38 pm

LP Raider wrote:
dubby wrote:
February 1, 2019, 8:03 pm
This guy needs help

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In jail, you **** need help also if that's you narrative.

Some people need a reality check.
**** him. I hope his partner and children are ok and get the support to leave this ****, once and for all. Should be sacked, deregistered and never to play the game again. Then the police and courts can deal with him.

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by cat » February 1, 2019, 9:46 pm

Seriously how dumb! You are in the casino with witnesses and cameras everywhere, casino is also a sponsor of the club you play for. Greenberg has already spoken and warned all the captains

And you still do it? AND expect to get away with it?

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by zim » February 1, 2019, 9:50 pm

I think if these were actions he thought about rationally he wouldn't be doing them in the first place.

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Post by cat » February 1, 2019, 9:52 pm

zim wrote:I think if these were actions he thought about rationally he wouldn't be doing them in the first place.
I know but wow!!
Scary to think what happens when these kind of people (men and women) do when the public can't see them!

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by zim » February 1, 2019, 9:57 pm

Yeah it's pretty sad to imagine what she's put up with behind closed doors.

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » February 1, 2019, 10:05 pm

Yeah, he has to be done. He’s quickly approaching Carney level douchebag.


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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » February 1, 2019, 10:07 pm

Dusty wrote:Sign him up


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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by cat » February 1, 2019, 10:43 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Yeah, he has to be done. He’s quickly approaching Carney level douchebag.


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I think he is past that. Carney was dumb and yes put people's lives at risk driving and dumb pranks BUT he was never violent or nasty/mean that i remember.

People like lodge, barba, hayne, bird etc are in a whole different boat to carney and fergo imo

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Re: North Queensland Cowboys 2019

Post by Manchild » February 1, 2019, 10:49 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Yeah, he has to be done. He’s quickly approaching Carney level douchebag.


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Mate Carney was an idiot but he never bashed his missus TWICE.

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