The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Ben Hampton for the 2022 season.
Hampton has been the definition of the word ‘utility’ during his five seasons in North Queensland. In his 74 games in Cowboys colours, Hampton has spent significant time at fullback, wing, centre, halfback and hooker.
In 2021, Hampton received his first extended stay in his preferred No.7 jersey and responded with a run of career best form, which coincided with a Cowboys three-game winning streak.
A torn pec against the Warriors in Round 8 resulted in surgery and a three-month stint on the sidelines for Hampton, although he is expected to return before the end of the season.
“Ben Hampton is a terrific contributor to this club both on and off the field,” Cowboys Head of Football Micheal Luck said.
“The attitudes and the attributes he brings to work every day is everything we want this club to stand for – hard work, selflessness, humility and competitiveness. Every day he shows up and puts everything he has into making himself and our club better.
“He can play a number of positions very well and has done so for a long period of time. He understands the way Toddy likes to play his footy and he fits in really well with that system.
“Off the field he is one of the best examples of what it takes to consistently get the best out of yourself at NRL level.”