They often say that you need a bit of luck in the NRL to succeed, both as a team and an individual – and for retiring Warriors lock Micheal Luck, he’s been both unlucky in 2012 due to injuries, but lucky, in that he will be able to remain involved in the NRL with the Cowboys.
Luck, who is a former North Queensland Cowboys player, playing in 76 games in 5 years for the club – after agreeing to become the club’s new Football Operations Manager, with current one Peter Jones moving on to another company.
At the end of the season upon his retirement, Luck will have played in close to 230 games, with the NRL veteran excited by the opportunity that he has to work in Townsville with the Cowboys.
â€œEven though I left the Cowboys seven years ago, theyâ€™ve always been a club close to my heart,â€ Luck said.
â€œNorth Queensland was where I made my NRL debut and I had five very enjoyable seasons there.
â€œMy parents are in Townsville and are proud members of the Cowboys.
â€œItâ€™s great to be coming back home and even better that I get the opportunity to again be part of the North Queensland club.â€
Peter Parr, the Cowboys General Manager of Football, believes that Luck has all the tools to fulfill the role successfully and adequately.
â€œAs well as the experience he has gained from playing more than 200 NRL matches and being with two clubs, Micheal has worked hard on making sure he is well placed for a career after playing footy,â€ Parr said.
â€œWeâ€™re delighted that heâ€™s coming back to North Queensland and that heâ€™ll take over from another well-respected former player at our club, Peter Jones, who has made a massive contribution to the Cowboys both on and off the field.â€
Luck is now the fourth former Cowboy to enjoy an off-field role with the club, following Paul Bowman, Glen Murphy and Clint Amos.