North Queensland skipper Johnathon Thurston (pictured) says he’s confident his side is ready for its premiership opener against the Sharks  on Saturday night.

The Cowboys have made every post a winner since taking out its inaugural premiership, adding the World Club Challenge to the clubs trophy cabinet.

Despite the amount of travel the side has undergone, Thurston  believes the clubs off field staff have his side more than ready to kick the season off with a win over the Cronulla side.