Emerging as one of the real contenders of 2007, the North Queensland Cowboys have been at their best and have showed signs that they could be in contention come October. The Cowboys currently sit forth on the ladder and have really made a name for themselves as one of the most dangerous sides in the NRL.
This can be attributed to the form of their key men Matt Bowen, Johnathan Thurston and Aaron Payne. These three individual players have been the cornerstone of the club so far this season providing the Cowboys with good cohesion, confidence and spirit which enables the club to be in the position they are in.
However through the season many flaws have been present through the Cowboys campaign. The most glaring statistic is how the team performs without Johnathan Thurston. The Cowboys have let in 108 points in the two games Thurston has not been apart of, an alarming statistic for any side.
Another aspect that needs to be addressed is the forward pack. With the loss of Luke O