The North Queensland Cowboys preparation for Friday nights clash with the Rabbitohs is very much up in the air as Cyclone Debbie approaches the coast.

The team is no stranger to extreme weather and have put a number of contingency plans in place to deal with any eventuality.

It’s a less than ideal situation to be in with Cowboys skipper Johnathon Thurston (pictured) saying the team still has plenty of improving to do despite running out 32 – 26 victors over the Titans on Saturday night.