The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have boosted their stable of local signings with talented young five-eighth Michael Morgan agreeing to a three-year deal to 2013.
Morgan made his NRL debut for the Cowboys in 2010, playing four first grade games before returning to lead the successful Toyota Cup side that went on to finish the season in fourth place.
A Townsville Brothers junior, Morgan joined the Cowboys NYC side in 2009, scoring 14 tries in 19 appearances and earning selection in both the Queensland and Australian Schoolboys teams that year.
Cowboys General Manager – Football Peter Parr says Morgan’s inclusion in the 2011 NRL side is a both reward for hard work and a promise of things to come.
“Michael is a promising young player with a big future at NRL level and we’re delighted that he has recommitted to the club for another three years,” Parr said.
“He has the flexibility to perform strongly at either halfback or five-eighth and will certainly be part of our mix for the halves next season.”
Morgan is keen for the chance to make his mark in the new-look Cowboys squad, having commenced pre-season training with the NRL squad early this month.
“I got the taste for first grade last season and it was a fantastic experience to partner with a player of Johnathan Thurston’s status,” Morgan said.
“I believe I can continue to learn and develop my career with the Cowboys and I’m looking forward to where the next three years take me.”