Bowman on course for club record

North Queensland centre Paul Bowman will equal Peter Jones' club record of 131 first grade games for the club this Sunday when the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys play the New Zealand Warriors.

Bowman is the only Cowboy remaining from the club's debut season of 1995. It's been a long haul for the Proserpine junior, who has stuck solid through plenty of tough times over the last decade. Of the 130 matches Bowman has played, the Cowboys have won only 42.

The game against the New Zealanders is yet another danger game for the Cowboys who need to make sure they are not overconfident before the game. Most people are predicting a win following the Warriors poor performance against West Tigers last week. However new coach Tony Kemp will have a point to prove on home soil after that game.

The Cowboys are aiming for three straight wins this week for only the fourth time in their history. They won three straight on two occasions last year, one win short of their club record of four in a row at the start of the 1998 season. Graham Murray's men have surged ahead over the past seven weeks, snaring 11 of the 14 competition points available to them.