Now a key component of their side, the North Queensland Cowboys will keep Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow around a year longer.
Tabuai-Fidow, a prodigious talent blessed with raw speed, has flown by many defenders in his short NRL career to date.
The local Cairns product first set hearts ablaze at the 2020 NRL Nines has not looked back since.
Tabuai-Fidow’s form eventually saw him rewarded with a Queensland berth, as he looks to iron home a spot at the Cowboys.
Able to cover fullback, wing and centre, fans will have their views on where Tabuai-Fidow works best.
The Cowboys know how crucial he is to their system and want to keep him at the club for as long as possible.
“Hamiso is a born and bred North Queenslander and we envisage him being at our club for a long time,” Cowboys Head of Football Micheal Luck said.
“We have been in constant dialogue with Hamiso’s management around his development and long term playing ambitions and we are thrilled to be able to agree to terms until the end of the 2023 season.”
Luck continued to praise Tabuai-Fidow’s attributes and believes the off-season provides him a perfect chance to find his true position.
“Hamiso now has the opportunity to work on his game under Todd and his coaching staff in his preferred position over the next two seasons and grow into what we believe he can be – one of the premier strike backs in the competition.
“Hamiso has the ability to do things on a rugby league field very few other players in our game can.
“He is also an outstanding young man who we hope is wearing a Cowboys jersey for many years to come.”