Brenton to remain a Cowboy

Today the NQ Toyota Cowboys announced that winger Brenton Bowen had extended his agreement with the club until the end of season 2007.

The speedy 23 year old is on the up and up in the National Rugby League competition in season 2005, providing a lethal attacking weapon out wide with solid performances under the high ball.

Toyota Cowboys Coach Graham Murray believes Brenton is a future consistent first grader in the Telstra Premiership Competition, "Brenton has performed well this season in first grade and we only see him getting better in the years to come". "Its great to have his signature". Graham said.

Brenton believes staying at the Toyota Cowboys is a good move. "I am happy to be staying with family and friends and a good coaching staff it's a good club".

"I have a great opportunity to move forward, playing along side Matt Sing and Paul Bowman can only make me a better player". Brenton said

With 18 first grade appearances for the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys in his career, this year 6 appearances scoring 4 tries Bowen is sure to be seen many more times on the scoresheet for the northern club.

In other Cowboys news, blockbusting forward Carl Webb will miss at least the next four weeks of football with a groin injury.

Final scans had been received last yesterday that the injury may require surgery so Carl will visit a specialist in Sydney on Monday. "Carl has tentatively been book in for surgery on Tuesday if required by the specialist and if surgery takes place he will be unavailable to play for between 6-8 weeks, if surgery is not required it will be no football for 4 weeks".

"We have contacted the Queensland Rugby League this to advise of Carl's unavailability for Origin 3". NQ Toyota Cowboys Football Manager Peter Parr said.

Graham Murray coach of the NQ Toyota Cowboys believes, "This news is a shame for Carl as he has been in such great form however the top news is that now he can be a bit clearer on when he is back to play after Monday's medical visit".

"You can't replace a bloke like Carl Webb tomorrow and hopefully he will be back for two or three weeks before the end of the season".

"A few of our players will need to step up, Steve Southern, Luke O'Donnell, Mitchell Sargent and Jaiman Lowe are all fair players and with our captain Travis Norton back we still have a handy pack of forwards". Graham Murray said.

If surgery is not required Carl could be available for a return to the Telstra Premiership Round 22 when the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys play St George Illawarra at Dairy Farmers Stadium.