Cowboys.com.au will provide an in-depth positional analysis of the 2020 North Queensland Toyota Cowboys squad. We begin the series with the fullback position headlined by superstar recruit Valentine Holmes.
The players are ranked by their NRL experience with their career numbers of games in brackets next to their name.
Valentine Holmes (105)
The proud Townsville boy returns home after a 12-month stint in the NFL with the New York Jets. Holmes burst on to the scene as a winger with the Cronulla Sharks, but moved to fullback during the 2018 season and scored a remarkable 22 tries in just 26 games. Holmes arrives at the Cowboys with 13 appearances for the Kangaroos and five State of Origin games for Queensland on his resume.
Scott Drinkwater (11)
A mid-season arrival in 2019, Drinkwater immediately provided an attacking spark to the Cowboys backline. The 22-year-old scored tries in three of his first four games and averaged 124 running metres and three tackle-breaks across his 10 appearances.
A product of the Cowboys Academy program, Tabuai-Fidow has been promoted to the Cowboys top squad for the 2020 season. A 2019 Australian Schoolboys representative, Tabuai-Fidow can also play wing and centre, but has worn the No.1 for the majority of his junior career. The 18-year-old Cairns product scored 13 tries in six Mal Meninga Cup games in 2019.