North Queensland coach Paul Green doesn't want utility Ray Thompson to try to copy injured five-eighth Michael Morgan.
Finals football is in the air and Saturday night shapes as the perfect appetizer to the big dance with two of the competition heavyweights facing off.
Injured Cowboys stars James Tamou and Michael Morgan are both in better shape than first feared, but are still no closer to knowing when they will be back.
North Queensland utility Ray Thompson will get the first shot at partnering star halfback Johnathan Thurston in the Cowboys' title tilt.
The Dragons' key man, the Bulldogs unearth a gem, injuries hamper the run home for title favourites, and things get interesting at the foot of the ladder.
North Queensland coach Paul Green has dismissed predictions that the Cowboys won't win the NRL title without the injured Michael Morgan.
Three NRL players; Johnathan Thurston, Greg Inglis and David Klemmer are among the top 10 elite Australian athletes vying for the Sports Dad of the Year Award.
Given just three chances in the club's NRL Telstra Premiership side so far this year, former Junior Kangaroo Kyle Feldt has now scored five tries.
We look at the five key points to come out of North Queensland's huge 50-16 victory over the Warriors on Saturday night.
The Cowboys conceded the first 16 points but scored the next 50 in a thrashing of the Warriors on Saturday night - but may have lost two stars in the process.