Planning is well underway for a busy couple of months for the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, culminating in two international tournaments in February – here are their key pre-season dates:

JANUARY

• Mon 4 Jan: NRL return to training
• Sat 30 Jan: Community Day, Townsville RSL Stadium

FEBRUARY

• Sat 6 Feb: Trial match v Broncos, Bundaberg
• 6-7 Feb: 2016 NRL Auckland Nines, New Zealand
• Thurs 11 Feb: Trial match v Townsville Blackhawks (Jack Manski Oval, Townsville)
• Sat 13 Feb: NRL Indigenous All Stars v World All Stars, Brisbane
• Sat 13 Feb: Trial match v Mackay Cutters, Proserpine
• 17-18 Feb: Community Carnival – Cooktown/Cairns, Mackay, Townsville
• Sat 20 Feb: Trial match v Northern Pride, Atherton
• 22 Feb (Qld time): World Club Challenge match v Leeds, England

MARCH

• Sat 5 March 5: NRL Round 1 v Cronulla Sharks, 1300SMILES Stadium