Currently behind Dallas Johnson but a very real possibility to play next year should the defensive workhorse retire, the decision to remain at his local club was an easy one to make, as Joel Reithmuller re-signs with the Cowboys until the end of the 2015 season.
Reithmuller, 28, who made his NRL debut in 2011 for the club, will feature heavily for the Italian rugby league side at the Rugby League World Cup, with the club excited to have retained a forward they believe has a lot to offer exposed pokies the club.
â€œJoel is one of the hardest workers we have at this club and sets a standard, both in training and during matches, that his teammates are always keen to follow,â€ Cowboys General Manager â€“ Football Peter Parr said.
â€œHeâ€™s one of those players who came into first grade relatively late in his career, playing almost 100 Queensland Cup games before he became an NRL player, and heâ€™s continuing to develop his game into his late 20s.
â€œWe expect he will remain a valuable squad member for us.â€