TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18: Ben Hampton of the Cowboys after being injured during the round 10 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Parramatta Eels at 1300SMILES Stadium on May 18, 2019 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

The North Queensland Cowboys have agreed to a two-year contract extension with outside back Ben Hampton.

Hampton can play anywhere in the back line and has played in every single position available in the backs across his 91-game NRL career to date.

He started his career at the Melbourne Storm where he played 36 games across four seasons before heading back home to North Queensland after the 2016 season.

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Since then he has cemented himself in the Cowboys’ side, playing 56 games in three seasons.

Hampton’s 2019 season was unfortunately cut short in Round 10 after tearing his bicep against the Eels.

He is expected to be fit for the start of pre-season in November.

“Benny has been a really valuable player to us since arriving in 2017. He can play multiple positions, he does anything that is required for the team and he’s played in two grand finals, so he’s a guy with big game experience,” Cowboys Director of Football Peter Parr told Cowboys.com.au. 

“Ben is a highly-quality person who does all the little things right. He’s got great attention to detail when it comes to his training and preparation for games and because of that he’s very important to our club when it comes to the education of our younger players.”