The North Queensland Cowboys have extended the contracts of four of their best young talents, including three members of the NYC squad that finished as Toyota Cup runners-up in 2011.
Sam Hoare has signed on until the end of the 2014 season, while Felise Kaufusi, Alex Elisala and Blake Leary have agreed to one-year contract extensions.
Kaufusi, 20, and Elisala, 19, remain part of the Toyota Cup squad this year and will step up to the NRL ranks for the first time in 2013.
Cowboys General Manager – Football Peter Parr said signing the young forward quartet was an investment in North Queensland’s future.
“We have a very high opinion of all four of them and expect that they will all challenge for NRL positions before too long,” Parr said.