News about the National Rugby League • North Queensland Cowboys (Australia, March 2024)

1. Search for a new coach:

  • According to sources, Nathan Brown, the former Newcastle Knights coach, is the favorite to take over as coach of the North Queensland Cowboys after the departure of Todd Payten. Brown has extensive experience working with young players, which could be key to his success at the Cowboys, who are looking to build a team for the future.

2. Transfer activity:

  • The Cowboys have signed three-year contracts with halfback James Roberts from the Brisbane Broncos. Roberts, one of the most promising young players in the NRL, has the potential to be a catalyst for the Cowboys’ long-term success.
  • Cowboys halfback Michael Morgan, a club legend, is expected to announce his retirement at the end of the current season. His departure will be a major loss for the club.
  • The Cowboys are in talks with New Zealand Warriors fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, one of the best players in the NRL at his position. His signing would be a significant boost for the team.

3. Pre-season preparation:

  • The Cowboys have started pre-season training under new interim coach Julian O’Neill. O’Neill has solid coaching experience gained at the Newcastle Knights and Gold Coast Titans.
  • The team will play a number of trial matches before the start of the new NRL season.

4. Season 2024:

  • The Cowboys are aiming to improve their results after a disappointing 2023 season, when they failed to make the finals series.
  • The team will rely on its star players, such as Jason TaumaloloScott Morgan and Valentine Holmes.

5. Ticket information for season 2024:

  • Tickets for season 2024 are now on sale.
  • The Cowboys will play their home games at the 1300SMILES Stadium.

The National Rugby League is the largest club rugby league championship in Australia and New Zealand. North Queensland Cowboys are one of the teams participating in this tournament. In March 2024 they will play two matches: against Dolphins and against Cronulla Sharks. Here are some news related to this topic:

• North Queensland Cowboys signed a contract with halfback Jacob Arthur, the son of Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur. Jacob will join the Cowboys in 2024 for two seasons.

• North Queensland Cowboys announced the extension of the contract with head coach Todd Payten until the end of 2024. Payten took over the team in mid-2020 and improved its performance.

• North Queensland Cowboys plan to hold a match against Cronulla Sharks in Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory of Australia. This will be the first NRL match in Darwin since 2017 and part of the Cowboys’ strategy to expand their fan base.