There was a lot of talk about a potential departure from the North Queensland Cowboys for Lachlan Coote but their fans can rest easy, with the live-wire fullback signing on for two more years.
The custodian, who has become a crucial part of the Cowboys side from fullback in their 2016 premiership charge, signs a new 2-year deal.
Coote himself was thrilled to sign on with the club for years to come.
â€œIâ€™m extremely pleased to remain a Cowboy,â€ Coote said.
â€œIâ€™ve had a memorable time here so far; we won the premiership last year; and I just love playing with these boys.
â€œGreeny (head coach Paul Green) and the coaching staff have played a big role in helping me improve my game, and they were all tremendous after a tough first year at the club.â€
With 33 games to his name as a Cowboy, Coote will add to that in the years to come and coach Paul Green is excited to retain the in-form fullback.
â€œHeâ€™s been really good for us, both last season and to start 2016,â€ Green said.
â€œHis positional play at fullback is second-to-none and he gives us a genuine attacking option alongside our halves. I know his teammates love playing beside him and heâ€™s a pleasure to coach.â€