2007 season preview: Nth Queensland Cowboys

The Cowboys approach the 2007 NRL season anxious to re-establish their credibility after a disappointing season last year.

From their inception up until 2003, the club was largely a disorganised rabble and the on-field results reflected the off-field ineptitude. In 2004, the Cowboys finally made their mark on the competition with a grand late run to snare a finals berth before upsetting the Bulldogs and then the Broncos (their first ever victory over Big Brother). It ended with a gut-wrenching loss to the Roosters in controversial circumstances one week short of the big day.

That season saw the emergence of a new breed of stars playing an entertaining and attractive brand of footy. Cast-offs from other clubs were prominent, with David Myles, Bluey Southern, Kevin Campion, Luke O