Owen Cunningham (born 23 January 1967) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 90s. A Queensland State of Origin representative forward, he played his club football for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (with whom he won the 1996 premiership), North Queensland Cowboys and Northern Eagles. Following Manly's 1987 grand final victory, Cunningham travelled with them to England for the 1987 World Club Challenge against that country's champions, Wigan. Despite continuing to play for Manly in 1995, Cunningham had signed with Super League while in career-best form, which meant he was not eligible for selection in the 1995 State of Origin series. He played State of Origin for Queensland in one game the following year. While playing for the Cowboys he represented Queensland in Super League's Tri-series during 1997's split season. That season he was also named the Cowboys' player of the year.