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There are just two more weeks until the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys host a rugby league smorgasbord, with game day at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday 27 June featuring something for every footy fan!

12.45pm: Gates open
1pm: NYC Cowboys v Sharks
2.45pm: Women’s Interstate Challenge, Queensland v New South Wales
4.30pm: Laurie Spina Shield final
5.30pm: NRL Cowboys v Sharks


The Queensland Women’s team – which has never been defeated by NSW since the interstate concept began in 1999 and has held the Nellie Doherty Cup since it was established in 2004 – was announced this week.

It was selected following the conclusion of the Women’s State Divisional Carnival held in Southport recently.

Queensland Women’s team: 1. Karina Brown 2. Chelsea Baker 3. Tallisha Harden 4. Annette Brander 5. Latoya Billy 6. Jenni-sue Hoepper 7. Courtney Lockwood 8. Steph Hancock (c) 9. Brittany Breayley 10. Heather Ballinger 11. Renae Kunst 12. Carly Bell 13. Tarah Westera 14. Casey Karklis 15. Jazmyn Taumafai 16. Selena Tranter 17. Kody House 18. Sarah Walker.


Organised by the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys in honour of their first club captain, this year’s carnival – the 19th staging of the event in the club’s 20th anniversary year – will be held in Townsville on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27.

The grand final teams will play off as a curtain-raiser to the round 16 NRL match between the Cowboys and Sharks at 1300SMILES Stadium.

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.