The North Queensland Cowboys have re-signed talented back-rower Mitch Dunn and veteran utility Jake Granville for the 2023 season.
Dunn, a local North Queensland product, has so far played in 50 NRL games, though is currently sidelined with an ACL injury.
Starting out as a back-rower, Dunn would shift into the middle to accommodate other edge forwards.
Cowboys General Manager of Football Micheal Luck says the club will stand by Dunn and hopes to see him back better than ever.
“Mitch has endured an unlucky stretch with injury,” Cowboys General Manager of Football Micheal Luck said.
“He’s a Cowboys junior who we’ve always had high hopes for and he’s emerged as a great young leader in the group.
“We will stand behind Dunny as he overcomes this latest setback and look forward to him getting back on the field and playing good footy because when he’s playing well he makes our team better.”
As for Granville, the club activated the clause in his contract that will see him play his ninth season at the Cowboys.
The now 33-year old also received praise from Luck for his willingness to do what is best for the team.
“Jake has shown again this year he is willing to do whatever role the team needs,” Luck said.
“He has played in multiple positions again and done a really good job in all of them.
“His attitude off the field is wonderful, he makes the group better and he drives the team with his enthusiasm and his work ethic.”