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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

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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.

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