Homegrown product Reuben Cotter has agreed to a two-year contract extension to remain at the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys until the end of the 2022 season.
Cotter has appeared in 15 NRL games since making his debut in Round 13 of the 2019 season.
The Sarina Crocodiles junior came through the Cowboys Junior Pathways Programs before ACL injuries ruled him out for three consecutive seasons between 2016 to 2018.
A hard-hitting dummy-half, Cotter appeared in 10 games for the Cowboys in 2020, including four consecutive 80-minute performances to close out the season.
“Reuben has been a part of our club for a long time, coming through our academies and development pathways system and unfortunately he had a lot of bad luck with injury, but through hard work and determination, he’s been able to overcome that and become a quality NRL player,” Cowboys Director of Football Peter Parr said.
“We’re delighted he’s accepted a new two-year deal to stay with our club because there is no doubt he has a long-term future in the NRL.
“We believe we now have two of the best young hookers in the NRL in Reuben and Reece Robson.”