Matt Bowen
Two-year extension

The North Queensland Cowboys have secured the services of Matthew Bowen until at least the end of the 2013 NRL season with the fullback agreeing to a new contract with the Townsville based club.

The 29-year-old has been in superb form for the Cowboys this season, helping the club to third on the NRL ladder with five rounds remaining.

Earlier this year, he broke life member Paul Bowman’s record for most NRL games played for the Cowboys and on Friday night against Canterbury, he will play his 220th game for the club.

He is also only 21 points away from reaching 500 points in his NRL career.

The fullback said he was happy to have his contract negotiations out of the way and he is looking forward to this year’s finals series, as well as playing for the Cowboys for at least another two years.

“This is a great club to be part of and being a North Queensland boy, it’s just special being part of the Cowboys,” he said.

“We have a great list of talent here, and coming through our under-20s and junior programs, so I’m looking forward to being part of it for the next two years. “