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Granville claims Cowboys Way Award

Few players in the history of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have epitomised the ‘Cowboys Way’ more than Jake Granville.

A stalwart of the 2015 premiership-winning side, Granville has long been revered by his teammates for his selflessness and team-first attitude.

Although, in 2021 Granville took his willingness to do whatever it takes to help his team to a new level and fittingly, he was rewarded with the Cowboys Way Award at tonight’s Presentation Night.

At the age of 32 and after playing the first 160 games of his NRL career as a dummy-half, Granville was asked to start at fullback in Round 19 against competition heavyweights Melbourne. Of course, he didn’t hesitate when approached by Todd Payten – the same story when asked to play centre two weeks later.

Prior to his foray to the outside backs, Granville had built a lethal one-two punch with starting hooker Reece Robson, often changing the momentum of games when entering the game early in the second half.

Granville again appeared in all 24 possible games for the Cowboys, which was the third time he had achieved that feat in the previous four seasons.

Granville also celebrated both his 150th NRL game and 150th appearance for the Cowboys in 2021. The Rockhampton product has now risen to 14th on the all-time appearances list for North Queensland with 157 across seven seasons.

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