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Debut game: v Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium (round 1, 2005): JT wore the No.6 jersey in his first game for North Queensland after moving across from the Bulldogs, partnering Chris Sheppard in the halves in front of just under 44,000 fans on a Sunday afternoon in Brisbane. The Cowboys were beaten 29-16 after trailing Brisbane 18-10 at half time. Matt Bowen, Rod Jensen and Ty Williams scored for NQ, while Josh Hannay had the goalkicking duties.

First try: v Newcastle at 1300SMILES Stadium (round 3, 2005): It was a huge night for the Cowboys at home as they ran in 10 tries in a 52-18 flogging of the Knights. JT wore the No.6 but played at halfback with David Myles coming into the team as a late replacement at five-eighth.

First final: v Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium (qualifying final, 2005): This turned into an embarrassing Friday night for the Cowboys who only trailed 14-6 at half time before being decimated 50-6. Matt Sing scored the only NQ try.

First grand final: v Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium (2005): After back-to-back victories against Melbourne and Parramatta to make the club’s first premiership decider, the Cowboys were beaten 30-16 by the Tigers in front of a crowd of 82,453 – a record for a game involving North Queensland. JT wore the No.6 with Justin Smith starting as his halves partner with Brett Firman, who was named in the No.7, on the bench.

50th game: v Manly at 1300SMILES Stadium (round 7, 2007): The Cowboys turned a 14-0 half-time lead into a 30-26 victory against the Sea Eagles in a Saturday night game in Townsville. Now captain of the Cowboys, JT kicked five from six but was also sin-binned for a professional foul by referee Steve Clark in the 76th minute – his second sin-binning of the season. “I got penalised for a head high ... and as I was running back I was trying to slow the play down," said JT, who had never been sin-binned during his previous five seasons in first grade.

100th game: v Cronulla at 1300SMILES Stadium (round 17, 2009): After a scoreless first half, the Cowboys triumphed 24-4 with Matthew Bowen picking up a double and JT adding four goals from five attempts. It was also Luke O’Donnell’s 100th game for NQ, while Aaron Payne reached 150 on the same night. "Those three guys are legends of this club and to have it all in one night is very rare and makes for a really special occasion,” Cowboys boss Peter Parr said. Grant Rovelli was JT’s partner in the halves, while current Cowboy Matthew Wright was in the centres for the Sharks.

150th game: v Melbourne at 1300SMILES Stadium (round 6, 2012): It was also Aaron Payne’s 200th for the Cowboys when JT became only the sixth player to reach 150 for North Queensland. There was a pre-match jersey presentation featuring Ty Williams and Josh Hannay before the Cowboys did battle with the Storm. A high-class first half finished with Melbourne 16-12 ahead but the visitors burst clear in the second 40 to emerge as  42-18 victors.

200th game: v Sydney Roosters at 1300SMILES Stadium (round 10, 2014) 

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.