Ask any North Queensland Cowboys fan or any NRL fan in general and they will tell you that Gavin Cooper is perhaps one of the most under-rated players in the league.
So for the Cowboys, when they had a chance to retain him, they jumped at it. The key back-rower has re-signed with the club for three seasons, a great boost for the Cowboys who are hitting their stride on the paddock.
A representative of the Australian PM XII’s side last year, the new deal will see Cooper remain at the club until 2017 and with 174 games to his name and a love for the club he is at, the decision was made that much easier.
â€œIâ€™m really happy to have my future secured and to be able to stay here in North Queensland which is home for us now,â€ Cooper said today.
â€œI started with the Young Guns here back in 2005 so this club has been a major part of my life.
â€œWe have a great squad, with plenty of good players and good mates who have committed themselves to being long-term Cowboys.
“Iâ€™m happy to be one of them.â€
Regarded as a leader of the club and captain of the Cowboys victorious NRL Auckland Nines squad, the club are also ecstatic to cheap viagra canada have retained a player like Cooper.
â€œItâ€™s very important that we keep people like Gavin at the Cowboys,â€ general manager â€“ football Peter Parr said.
â€œNot only is he a high-quality player, heâ€™s had a very positive influence on the culture weâ€™re trying to build at this club.â€
His role as a leader is what stands out to Parr and he knows that Cooper relishes that role ahead of him.
â€œHe sets a great example for our younger players so for us the fact that he gets things like his preparation correct and the fact he plays lots of minutes in a difficult position, weâ€™re really happy that heâ€™s agreed to continue his career,â€ Parr said.