Moving to Townsville in search of greener pastures has paid dividends for Matthew Wright, with the utility back re-signing at the club for a further two years.
Wright, who was previously at the Cronulla Sharks, has played in 71 NRL games to date and a test for Samoa.
Making an adjustment to a new side that is out of your comfort zone is never easy but the club have been impressed with the relative smooth transition Wright has made into their system.
â€œWeâ€™ve been really happy with how Matthew has fitted in with us since coming here at the start of the year,â€ Cowboys general manager â€“ football Peter Parr said.
â€œHe missed the majority of our pre-season but still managed to earn his way into the run-on 13 not long into the competition.
â€œHeâ€™s capable of playing a number of different positions and has added significantly to our squad.
â€œWe expect he is going to continue to develop as a player and continue to be an asset for our backline.â€
As for Wright himself, he is thankful to the Cowboys for firstly giving him the opportunity to sign in the first place and for the faith to now re-sign him.
â€œIâ€™m really grateful for the opportunity the Cowboys gave me earlier this year and the faith theyâ€™ve shown in me by extending my contract for another two years,â€ Wright said.
â€œI could never have imagined Iâ€™d be in this position six month ago.â€