He is not the first player to be awarded with a contract from the North Queensland Cowboys feeder side and he certainly will not be the last either, but for Northern Pride fullback Hezron Murgha, he will have a chance to play first-grade at the age of 27, signing a 2-year deal with the Cowboys.
Scoring 13 tries in 15 games in the Intrust Super Cup this year, Murgha is a highly-rated player, as the Yarrahbah Seahawks junior embarks on a new journey for 2014, set to join the Cowboys in November for pre-season.
In 68 games in the Intrust Super Cup green smoke electronic cigarette, he has scored 35 tries and the Cowboys are pleased to have signed a talented player like Murgha.
â€œHezron is a great story of someone who has persevered with his rugby league career and has now been signed by an NRL club,â€ Cowboys General Manager of Football Peter Parr said.
â€œHeâ€™s another example that just because you donâ€™t make it as a young footballer, it doesnâ€™t mean your dreams are finished.
â€œHeâ€™s kept at it, been part of a fine set-up at the Pride which has helped to develop his game and now can take his skills to the next level.â€