Ray Thompson

It is never an easy task taking over the role of the game’s best half, but for young Cowboys half Ray Thompson, he did just that – with the 22-year old taking over the halfback role at North Queensland, whilst JT moved to his preferred role of five-eighth.

Starting the year off well, Thompson has been rewarded for his good form, signing a new 3-year contract extension with the club, that will see remain in Townsville for the next 3 seasons, until the end of 2015.

The Cairns junior was one of many Cowboys stars to come through the ranks at the club, and already has a rep honour to his name – after representing Papua New Guinea in the game against the Prime Minister’s XIII.

Peter Parr, the Cowboys General Football Manager said that re-signing Thompson as part of the team’s vision of the future, was important.

“Everyone at the Cowboys is extremely happy with how Ray has progressed through our system to become a regular in the NRL squad,” Parr said.

“He’s worked hard and is making the most of the opportunities he has.

“It’s always a priority for us to keep North Queensland’s best young players in North Queensland and that’s what we have done with Ray extending his contract with us for another three years.

“He’s a great example of what this club is all about.”

By ricky

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