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Cowboys list of firsts

After 25 years of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, we take a look at some of the club's firsts. 

First Official match – v Canterbury March 11, 1995

First Coach – Grant Bell

First Captain – Laurie Spina

First try-scorer – Damian Gibson

First Queensland rep – Steve Walters - 1997 Super League Tri-Series 

First New South Wales rep – Ian Roberts - 1997 Super League Tri-Series

First Australian rep – Steve Walters - 1997 Super League

First International rep – Kevin Ellis - Wales 1995 World cup

First Queensland State of Origin rep – Paul Green - 1999

First New South Wales State of Origin rep – Tim Brasher - 2000

First North Queensland junior to represent Queensland in State of Origin – Paul Bowman - 2000

First New Zealand International – John Lomax, and Tyran Smith - 1997 Super League

First finals series – 2004 - coached by Graham Murray

First Grand final – 2005 - coached by Graham Murray

First club trophy – 2005 Queensland Cup, side coached by Grant Bell, captained by Danny Strickland. Defeated Burleigh bears 30-6.

First NRL Trophy – Nines Auckland 2014 - coached by Paul Green

First Father-Son combination – Laurie Spina (March 11 1995), Ben Spina (June 28, 2014)

First Italian International – Paul Pensini - 2003

First Fiji International – Noa Nadruku - 1998

First Ireland International – Rory Krostjaysn - 2013

First Scotland International – Geoff Bell - 2000

First PNG International - Bruce Mamamndo - 2000  

First Tonga International - Jason Taumalolo - 2013

First International coach – Murray Hurst - Tonga - 2000