Thursday 11 October 2012 10:00 AM
A pectoral injury sustained during a pre-season match just about ruined the young front-rower’s final year in the Toyota Cup.
After playing every game of the 2011 campaign that ended in the grand final, he was only able to make six appearances in 2012.
He played the full 80 minutes in three of those games and cracked the 100-metre mark against the Dragons in Wollongong.
The front-rower will train fulltime with the Cowboys NRL squad and start the season in the Intrust Super Cup where the coaching staff will keep a close watch on his progress.