Cowboys winger signs new 3-year contract extension

Antonio Winterstein

He is a young player, a fast player, and a versatile player, and he will stay at the North Queensland Cowboys long-term – with Antonio Winterstein re-signing with the club, until the end of the 2016 NRL season.

Winterstein, 24, started the year in an unfortunate fashion, breaking his jaw in pre-season – before returning later on in the year and playing brilliant footy, a big reason behind the club's decision to retain him long-term.

The winger has played in 35 games for the Townsville club to date, with Cowboys General Manager Peter Parr excited to have retained the talented winger.

“There’s no doubt that Antonio does everything he can to put himself in a position to perform to the best of his ability each weekend and I think we saw the results of that in 2012,” Parr said.

“Everyone at the club was disappointed that he had the broken jaw, pectoral and shoulder injuries that spoiled his first season with us, but he bounced back like we thought he would and played every game this year.

“He’s still got plenty of good football ahead of him and we’re happy he’s going to be with us for another four seasons.”