With just three games for North Queensland under his belt, Shaun Fensom has beaten John Asiata to score his first try in Cowboys colours, despite having played 52 fewer games for the club.
Fensom scored in his side's 20-6 win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs, with Asiata providing the pass that put him over the line. Speaking after the game, Fensom said he was happy with both the try and the team's performance.
"It's very exciting, especially in front of a home crowd here, they really got behind us and got us over the line. Each week I play I get more comfortable and being around the players each week and the more training I do the more comfortable I get out there," Fensom said.
The former Canberra Raider had a happy night without the ball as well, living up to his reputation as a defensive machine as he made 35 tackles in just 46 minutes of game time.
"I'm just getting out there and ripping in, leaving nothing in the tank. Whatever the team needs that's what I'm going to get out there and do," Fensom said.
"I pretty much come off the bench and need to lift the team and bring some energy and bring some quality work out there."
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Fensom is becoming more confident with his role in the team as the competition goes on and the Cowboys' line-up stabilises after their host of injuries.
"This is Round 5 and we're starting to perform better and better each week. We're nowhere near our potential and we've got better weeks to come," he said.
The Cowboys seem to be aware of where they need to improve, and plan to make sure their defence remains at the high standard achieved on Friday night when they play the Wests Tigers in Round 6.
"They still came up through our middle there a little bit I think… but we kept them at six points which is a far better effort than previous weeks."