Gavin Cooper

Ask any North Queensland Cowboys fan or any NRL fan in general and they will tell you that Gavin Cooper is perhaps one of the most under-rated players in the league.

So for the Cowboys, when they had a chance to retain him, they jumped at it. The key back-rower has re-signed with the club for three seasons, a great boost for the Cowboys who are hitting their stride on the paddock.

A representative of the Australian PM XII’s side last year, the new deal will see Cooper remain at the club until 2017 and with 174 games to his name and a love for the club he is at, the decision was made that much easier.

“I’m really happy to have my future secured and to be able to stay here in North Queensland which is home for us now,” Cooper said today.

“I started with the Young Guns here back in 2005 so this club has been a major part of my life.

“We have a great squad, with plenty of good players and good mates who have committed themselves to being long-term Cowboys.

“I’m happy to be one of them.”

Regarded as a leader of the club and captain of the Cowboys victorious NRL Auckland Nines squad, the club are also ecstatic to cheap viagra canada have retained a player like Cooper.

“It’s very important that we keep people like Gavin at the Cowboys,” general manager – football Peter Parr said.

“Not only is he a high-quality player, he’s had a very positive influence on the culture we’re trying to build at this club.”

His role as a leader is what stands out to Parr and he knows that Cooper relishes that role ahead of him.

“He sets a great example for our younger players so for us the fact that he gets things like his preparation correct and the fact he plays lots of minutes in a difficult position, we’re really happy that he’s agreed to continue his career,” Parr said.

By ricky