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Queensland State of Origin winger Brent Tate has become the latest North Queensland Toyota Cowboys representative star to extend his contract at the NRL club.
Tate today agreed to a one-year extension, keeping him at the Cowboys until the end of the 2014 season.
The 31-year-old has played 42 games for the club since joining at the end of 2010 and earlier this season reached the 200-game milestone in his NRL career.
His extension follows the re-signing of co-captains Johnathan Thurston and Matthew Scott, as well as Test and Origin prop James Tamou, centre Kane Linnett and halfback Michael Morgan.
“The Cowboys are a great club and one I wanted to remain part of for a little longer,” Tate said today.
“They were very supportive through my tough times early on and I’m keen to keep contributing for as long as I can.
“My family also really enjoys living in North Queensland so it’s great we’ve been able to come to an agreement on at least one more year.”
Cowboys general manager – football Peter Parr said Tate’s positive influence on the club extended beyond his on-field feats.
“He’s part of our leadership group and a great example to our young blokes on what being a professional footballer is all about,” Parr said.
“Tatey’s one of the best outside backs in the game and as well as being a regular in our starting team, he’s also able to mentor our younger players who are trying to reach the high levels he has.”