2001 North Queensland Cowboys season

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2001 North Queensland Cowboys season
NRL Rank 13th
Play-off result Missed finals
2001 record Wins: 6; Draws: 2; Losses: 18
Points scored For: 514; Against: 771
Team information
Coach Tim Sheens (resigned on 25 May)
Murray Hurst
Captain
Stadium Dairy Farmers Stadium
Avg. Attend. 13,133
High. Attend. 21,729 (vs. Brisbane Broncos, Round 1)
Top scorers
Tries Glenn Morrison (13)
Goals Julian O'Neill (56)
Points Julian O'Neill (156)
2000 2002 >

The 2001 North Queensland Cowboys season was the 7th in the club's history. Coached by Tim Sheens and captained by Paul Bowman, they competed in the NRL's 2001 Telstra Premiership.

Following a mid-season club taker over by News Limited, Sheens resigned as head coach on 25 May and was replaced by his assistant, Murray Hurst.

Season summary[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Squad List[edit]

North Queensland Cowboys NRL Squad 2001
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coach


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


Squad Movement[edit]

2001 Gains[edit]

Player Signed From
Trent Leis Redcliffe colours.svg Redcliffe Dolphins
Tim Maddison Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks
Danny Moore Broncoscolours.png London Broncos
Adam Nable Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers
Lee Oudenryn Auckland colours.svg Auckland Warriors

2001 Losses[edit]

Player Signed To
Graham Appo Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Greg Bourke Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Burleigh Bears
Scott Donald Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels
Noel Goldthorpe Released
Paul Green Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters
Chad Halliday Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels
Jason Nicol Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds
Scott Prince Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Ben Rauter Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 26 20 2 4 839 406 +433 42
2 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury 26 17 3 6 617 538 +49 37
3 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle (P) 26 16 1 9 782 639 +143 33
4 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 26 15 2 9 594 513 +81 32
5 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 26 14 1 11 696 511 +185 29
6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 26 13 1 12 647 589 +58 27
7 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 26 12 2 12 661 573 +88 26
8 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 26 12 2 12 638 629 +9 26
9 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 26 11 1 14 704 725 -21 23
10 Northern Eagles colours.svg Northern Eagles 26 11 1 14 603 750 -149 23
11 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 26 9 1 16 600 623 -23 19
12 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 26 9 1 16 474 746 -272 19
13 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 26 6 2 18 514 771 -257 14
14 Penrith colours.svg Penrith 26 7 0 19 521 847 -326 14

Fixtures[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
17 February Round 1 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Dairy Farmers Stadium 17 – 18 Morrison, O'Neill O'Neill (4/5), Fien (1 FG) 21,729
24 February Round 2 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Colonial Stadium 32 – 28 Strickland (2), Buttigieg, Fien, O'Neill, Relf O'Neill (4/7) 12,321
3 March Round 3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Dairy Farmers Stadium 8 – 32 Buttigieg, Morrison O'Neill (0/2) 19,263
10 March Round 4 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers Cazaly's Stadium 18 – 32 Hannay, Morrison, Relf O'Neill (3/3) 13,500
17 March Round 5 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks Toyota Stadium 16 – 24 Bowman, Morrison, Relf O'Neill (2/3) 10,250
24 March Round 6 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Dairy Farmers Stadium 24 – 10 Bowman, Buttigieg, O'Neill, Shipway O'Neill (4/6) 12,357
1 April Round 7 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium 12 – 48 Fien, Warren O'Neill (2/2) 9,583
7 April Round 8 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Dairy Farmers Stadium 14 – 14 Bowman, Buttigieg, Warren O'Neill (1/4) 12,949
15 April Round 9 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Bruce Stadium 26 – 34 Bowen, Doyle, Leis, Morrison, Warren Leis (3/4), O'Neill (0/1) 7,191
22 April Round 10 Northern Eagles colours.svg Northern Eagles Cazaly's Stadium 22 – 24 Bowen, Fien, O'Neill O'Neill (5/5) 6,113
28 April Round 11 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bulldogs Dairy Farmers Stadium 14 – 26 Jellick, Morrison O'Neill (3/3) 9,820
13 May Round 12 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Marathon Stadium 34 – 42 Bowman (2), Jellick, Morrison, Paterson, Warren Leis (4/4), O'Neill (1/2) 18,039
20 May Round 13 New Zealand colours.svg Warriors Dairy Farmers Stadium 35 – 18 Leis (2), Bowman, Fien, Luck, Morrison Leis (3/6), O'Neill (2/3), Fien (1 FG) 10,819
27 May Round 14 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos ANZ Stadium 6 – 50 Fien Leis (1/1) 14,714
2 June Round 15 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Dairy Farmers Stadium 24 – 38 O'Neill (3), Bowen Leis (4/5) 10,987
16 June Round 16 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters SFS 24 – 50 Bowman, Morrison, O'Neill, Shipway, Warren Leis (1/2), O'Neill (1/3) 6,432
23 June Round 17 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers Penrith Stadium 26 – 20 Doyle, Hannay, Luck, O'Neill O'Neill (5/5) 7,326
7 July Round 18 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks Dairy Farmers Stadium 6 – 36 Maddison O'Neill (1/1) 13,494
14 July Round 19 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Leichhardt Oval 18 – 20 Jellick, Leis, Morrison, O'Neill O'Neill (1/4) 4,724
21 July Round 20 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons Dairy Farmers Stadium 34 – 10 Bowman, Hannay, Jellick, Jones, Leis, Morrison Leis (5/7) 14,293
29 July Round 21 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Parramatta Stadium 0 – 62 13,192
4 August Round 22 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Dairy Farmers Stadium 10 – 29 Bowman, Jones O'Neill (1/2) 11,261
12 August Round 23 Northern Eagles colours.svg Northern Eagles Brookvale Oval 24 – 24 Bowman (2), Bowen, Jellick, Morrison O'Neill (2/5), Bowen (0/1) 8,009
18 August Round 24 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bulldogs Sydney Showground 22 – 30 Bowen, Bowman, Jones O'Neill (4/5), Bowen (1/1) 6,715
25 August Round 25 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Dairy Farmers Stadium 18 – 34 Morrison, O'Neill, Relf O'Neill (3/3) 14,147
2 September Round 26 New Zealand colours.svg Warriors Ericsson Stadium 30 – 18 Gatis (2), Bowen, Relf O'Neill (7/8) 24,568
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw   Bye

Statistics[edit]

Name App T G FG Pts
Bell, GeoffGeoff Bell 10 - - - -
Bowen, MatthewMatthew Bowen 15 6 1 - 26
Bowman, PaulPaul Bowman 25 12 - - 48
Bradford, TarinTarin Bradford 2 - - - -
Buttigieg, JohnJohn Buttigieg 15 4 - - 16
Connelly, AdamAdam Connelly 7 - - - -
Dezolt, PaulPaul Dezolt 5 - - - -
Doyle, JohnJohn Doyle 11 2 - - 8
Fien, NathanNathan Fien 26 5 - 2 22
Gatis, GeorgeGeorge Gatis 8 2 - - 8
Hannay, JoshJosh Hannay 12 3 - - 12
Hetherington, BrettBrett Hetherington 7 - - - -
Jellick, BrianBrian Jellick 17 5 - - 20
Jones, PeterPeter Jones 24 3 - - 12
Kuricibi, NaipolioniNaipolioni Kuricibi 1 - - - -
Leis, TrentTrent Leis 17 5 21 - 62
Luck, MichealMicheal Luck 16 2 - - 8
Maddison, TimTim Maddison 19 1 - - 4
Mamando, BruceBruce Mamando 1 - - - -
Manning, JohnJohn Manning 1 - - - -
McDonald, JamieJamie McDonald 13 - - - -
McWilliams, LeighLeigh McWilliams 3 - - - -
Moore, DannyDanny Moore 2 - - - -
Morrison, GlennGlenn Morrison 23 13 - - 52
Muckert, ChrisChris Muckert 10 - - - -
Muspratt, ShaneShane Muspratt 12 - - - -
Nable, AdamAdam Nable 1 - - - -
O'Neill, JulianJulian O'Neill 23 11 56 - 156
Oudenryn, LeeLee Oudenryn 3 - - - -
Paterson, NickNick Paterson 12 1 - - 4
Pensini, PaulPaul Pensini 2 - - - -
Relf, RobertRobert Relf 21 5 - - 20
Sheppard, ChrisChris Sheppard 17 - - - -
Shipway, MarkMark Shipway 17 2 - - 8
Smith, DamienDamien Smith 3 - - - -
Strickland, DanielDaniel Strickland 17 2 - - 8
Valentine, ShaunShaun Valentine 7 - - - -
Warren, KyleKyle Warren 17 5 - - 20
Totals 89 78 2 514

Source:[1]

Representatives[edit]

The following players played a representative match in 2001.

City vs Country State of Origin 1 State of Origin 2 State of Origin 3
Paul Bowman
-
Queensland
Queensland
Queensland
John Buttigieg
-
Queensland
-
Queensland
John Doyle
-
Queensland
-
Queensland
Nathan Fien
-
-
Queensland
-
Glenn Morrison
Country
-
-
-

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 19°18′58″S 146°42′43″E / 19.31611°S 146.71194°E / -19.31611; 146.71194 (Willow Sports Complex)