He's played against him in the NRL and alongside him for Queensland, so Roosters star Aidan Guerra doesn't need reminding how good Johnathan Thurston is.
The Roosters knocked the Cowboys out of the 2014 finals series, North Queensland will now be looking for revenge to start the new season with a bang.
'Continuity' and 'combinations' were the buzz words for Cowboys coach Paul Green ahead of his side's Round 1 clash with the Roosters.
Johnathan Thurston insists his legacy to the club won't be defined by a maiden Cowboys premiership.
Jason Taumalolo has extended his contract with the North Queensland Cowboys until the end of the 2017 season.
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have appointed Greg Tonner as the club's new CEO.
The best player in the game is fit and there is depth and intense competition for spots across every position; the Cowboys' premiership window is wide open.
What we learned from the Titans' pre-season loss to the Cowboys on Saturday, with the Gold Coast reeling and the Cowboys primed for a title tilt.
February wins count for nothing, but North Queensland have shown they are ready to hit the ground running in 2015 with a dominant win over Gold Coast.
The North Queensland Cowboys defeated new feeder club Townsville Blackhawks in a trial in front of a rain-soaked crowd in Townsville.