Cowboys football manager Peter Parr has revealed his desire to keep 23-year-old sensation and Townsville junior Michael Morgan a one-club player.
A finger that will never be the same, an irritated coach and nine weeks away from the game he loves are not enough to deter Cowboy Scott Bolton from finishing.
Kane Linnett scored a double for North Queensland as the Cowboys returned to the NRL winner's circle with a win over St George Illawarra.
As Greg Tonner was officially unveiled as the new Cowboys CEO, football manager Peter Parr has paid tribute to former boss Peter Jourdain.
Queensland forward Matt Scott has been inspired by NSW rival James Tamou in looking to defy a neck concern to chase State of Origin glory.
Winless through the month of June, the Dragons desperately need to breathe some fire back into their campaign before their chances of a top four start slipping.
Cowboys coach Paul Green hopes the brotherly bond Ray Thompson and Robert Lui share off the field will translate to the playing field.
He won the most contentious Queensland selection battle of Game Three and has already developed into a better player as a result of his Origin experience.
Cowboys enforcer James Tamou says the loss to the Sharks was a "wake-up call" that his side needed after the most unconvincing of 11-game win streaks.
Cowboys coach Paul Green did not want to come to terms with it after the game, but the case of the stolen Cowboys victory is about as open-and-shut as they get.