Rarely does a player play out his entire career with one club nowadays but a man who will have that honour is veteran Cowboys prop Matt Scott.
Putting pen to paper on a new 2-year deal, the QLD and Australian representative will have played at the Cowboys for 16 seasons at the completion of his deal having debuted as an 18-year old in 2004.
The extension until the end of the 2019 season has the 31-year-old excited about what lies ahead.
“I’m truly thrilled to be extending my time at this great club for a further two seasons,” Scott said.
“I’ve had so many great experiences here, taken the field with some wonderful players and made lifelong friends.
“To be able to continue on this journey with the Cowboys means the world to me and I look forward to getting through my rehab and giving the Cowboys my all for the next couple of seasons.”
Regarded as one of the elite props of the game for some years now, the club is also excited to retain a player of Scott’s calibre.
“Matt has been in the top handful of props in the NRL for well over a decade,” said Peter Parr, the Cowboys General Manager of Football.
“He’s represented his state and country over 20 times apiece, led the Cowboys to their maiden premiership and has represented this club on and off the field to the highest standard since he first made the move north.
“We’re rapt that Matt will extend his time here and I know the young crop of young and emerging forwards really look up to him and will learn much from him over the next three years.”