Raiders workhorse shifts North to Townsville

Shaun Fensom

In 2015, it appeared that he was finally on the rise and destined for higher honours. Shaun Fensom was a mainstay of the side and involved in everything. However, 2016 was a year to forget for the workhorse as he fell out of favour quickly at the Canberra Raiders, ending up in the NSW Cup.

As a result, the Canberra Raiders have released him from the final year of his contract and wished him the best at his new club, the North Queensland Cowboys.

A Raiders junior, Fensom won the 2008 Holden Cup with the club and went on to forge a successful career as a result.

In the end, he just fell out of favour and that has led to a 2-year deal with the Townsville-based club.

Interestingly, Fensom will play against his former side in Rd 1 if he is selected in the Cowboys side., with the club excited to have the 139-gamer at their club.

“He’s a very good player and also very experienced,” said the Cowboys General Manager of Football, Peter Parr.

“With the loss last year of James Tamou and Ben Hannant, we have lost a bit of experience, so he ticks a couple of boxes there.

“He has come to us late in the piece and we were well-prepared to go with the squad we had put in place this season.

With the need for forward depth, the signing of Fensom comes at a good time for the Cowboys.

“But we were clear that if an opportunity arose to sign a quality player, then we would pursue that, and Shaun Fensom is a quality player,” added Parr.

“He plays in a position where we think we need to add some depth.”

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