Bowman assaulted after golf day


North Queensland officials have rallied around Paul Bowman after the Cowboys veteran was assaulted following the club's annual golf day last Friday.

Bowman is believed to have been struck twice during the brawl that broke out in a suburban tavern where he was drinking with captain Travis Norton after the golf day.

Cowboys officials say the former skipper was not the instigator of the brawl and the pair had nothing to hide after revealing details of the fight to the club the following day.