The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have agreed to a one-year contract extension with outside back Javid Bowen for the 2022 season.
Bowen returned to the Cowboys on a train and trial contract for the 2021 pre-season. Despite suffering a serious shoulder injury, which required reconstruction surgery in December, the 28-year-old was offered a one-year deal for the 2021 season.
He returned to action through the Queensland Cup with the Northern Pride in Round 4 and was recalled for a fairytale NRL return against the Broncos in the Round 9 XXXX Derby victory.
Bowen made his NRL debut for the Cowboys in Round 5 of the 2016 season. The Hope Vale product has appeared in 39 games over the course of five seasons, scoring 11 tries.
“Javid came back to us in the off-season and impressed straight away. Unfortunately he suffered an injury, but the way he committed himself to his rehabilitation and the way he has performed on the field made this decision easy for us,” Cowboys Head of Football Micheal Luck said.
“He works extremely well with our coaching staff, I think we’ve seen Todd and the other coaches bring the best out of Javid as a player.
“His three games at NRL level this season have been excellent and we’ve seen a real maturity in Javid we didn’t always see in his last stint at the club, all of which lead us to sign him for another year.”