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North Queensland Cowboys 2017 Preview

  • Signings & Losses
  • Player Rankings
  • Strongest 17
  • Close Results Record
  • The Professor’s Prediction
  • Your Prediction

 

Signings & Losses

Signings: Ben Hampton (Melbourne – C)

With the solitary signing of Ben Hampton the Cowboys gain a utility that can fill a number of positions without providing anything special. It’s yet to be seen who will come into the prop position but The Professor believes they will get their man before their season commences. Watch this space.

Losses: James Tamou (Penrith – P), Ben Hannant (Retired – P), Rory Kostjasyn (Newcastle – HK), Tautau Moga (Brisbane – C), Jahrome Hughes (Melbourne – FB)

The engine room has suffered some massive losses in Tamou and Hannant. Consistent performers and representative players they both will be sorely missed. Kostjasyn played the impact player off the bench but rarely offered any impact instead proving to be solid while Granville was given a rest. Hughes and Moga had minimal contribution to the Cowboys and will be easily replaced with young talent coming through.

 

Player Rankings

Player Age 2016 Position 2016 Games Played 2016 Position Rank
Javid Bowen 24 C 10 11
Justin O’Neill 26 C 25 17
Kane Linnett 28 C 22 38
Ben Hampton 25 C 19 48
Shaun Hudson 22 C DNP DNP
Lachlan Coote 27 FB 27 11
Michael Morgan 26 FE 22 1
Johnathan Thurston 34 HB 24 2
Kyle Laybutt 22 HB DNP DNP
Ray Thompson 27 HK 7 9
Josh Chudleigh 23 HK 1 18
Jake Granville 28 HK 25 19
Jason Taumalolo 24 LK 27 5
Matthew Scott 32 P 23 12
Scott Bolton 30 P 27 34
Patrick Kaufusi 23 P 12 78
Ben Spina 29 P 2 80
Braden Uele 22 P DNP DNP
Corey Jensen 23 P DNP DNP
Sam Hoare 26 P DNP DNP
Ethan Lowe 26 SR 25 4
Gavin Cooper 32 SR 26 23
Coen Hess 21 SR 8 28
John Asiata 24 SR 19 63
Patrick Mago 23 SR DNP DNP
Shane Wright 21 SR DNP DNP
Kyle Feldt 25 W 24 20
Antonio Winterstein 29 W 24 31
Gideon Mosby-Gela 21 W DNP DNP
Kalyn Ponga 19 W DNP DNP
Marcus Jensen 21 W DNP DNP

Strongest 17

1. Lachlan Coote
2. Kyle Feldt
3. Justin O’Neill
4. Kane Linnett
5. Antonio Winterstein
6. Michael Morgan
7. Johnathan Thurston
8. Scott Bolton
9. Jake Granville
10. Matthew Scott
11. Gavin Cooper
12. Ethan Lowe
13. Jason Taumalolo

BENCH
14. Patrick Kaufusi
15. Coen Hess
16. John Asiata
17. Ray Thompson

Close Results Record

Wins: 4
Losses: 5

The Professor’s Prediction

Verdict – 4th

Your Prediction