North Queensland winger Kyle Feldt believes he will be a Cowboy for life after the NRL premiership-winning winger re-signed for another four seasons.
And a week after retaining acting captain Jordan McLean, the Cowboys pack has received another boost by agreeing a new one-year deal with emerging back-rower Shane Wright.
Townsville product Feldt, 28, admitted he had grown anxious about his future during the NRL’s eight-week coronavirus shutdown.
But after confirming he would remain at North Queensland until the end of the 2024 season, Feldt said he was comfortable seeing out his career at the club – hopefully with another premiership ring on his finger.
The winger has played 117 games in eight seasons for the Cowboys, famously scoring the try that sent the 2015 grand final into extra-time before Johnathan Thurston’s field goal sealed the club’s first title.
“It’s come at a good time, it was weighing on me during the break,” Feldt said.
“Hopefully it takes me to the end of my career.
“I am happy to get it all sorted and have a bit of security behind me for the next couple of years – hopefully I help bring another premiership back here.”
Cowboys football director Peter Parr is confident Feldt will remain a one-club player.
“Our club was set up for players like Kyle Feldt,” he said.
“Now with a new four-year deal it all but ensures he will play his whole career with the Cowboys, which is wonderful for him and wonderful for the club.”
Back-rower Wright, 24, has played 18 NRL games since his 2017 debut.
He joins Feldt as the latest to put pen to paper after McLean, who is holding the Cowboys’ reins for injured skipper Michael Morgan, took up a two-year option to remain in Townsville until the end of the 2022 season.