PNG captain David Mead is in danger of missing his side's clash with the PM's XIII with a finger complaint, with scans set to reveal the extent of the injury.
It wasn't just the Cowboys having a win on Friday night; the NRL Telstra Premiership also had a night to remember.
Injured Cowboys second-rower Ethan Lowe has revealed the extent of the neck injury that has sidelined him for the rest of the 2016 Telstra Premiership Final.
Johnathan Thurston was significantly hampered by a stomach bug in the days leading up to Friday night's Telstra Premiership semi-final against the Broncos.
Glenn Stewart has been granted an early release from Super League club Catalans so he can return to Australia after just one season in France.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has pointed to a lean patch of results mid-season as the main reason behind his side's campaign being brought undone.
A contest full of courage, Taumalolo stands tall, extra time delivers right result and Corey Parker's career comes to a close.
North Queensland have eliminated rivals Brisbane from the 2016 Finals Series, with a moment of Johnathan Thurston brilliance sealing the result in extra time.
The Cowboys under-20s side have progressed to the preliminary finals following an impressive home victory over Wests Tigers at 1300SMILES Stadium.
The Cowboys and Broncos have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their elimination semi-final clash at 1300SMILES Stadium on Friday night.