Junior Kiwis representative Wayne Ulugia has agreed to a new two-year contract with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys.
A member of the Cowboys’ 2011 Toyota Cup grand final squad, Ulugia holds the record for most games played in the under-20s competition and will line-up for his 88th appearance when North Queensland play Cronulla at Toyota Stadium on Sunday.
Cowboys General Manager – Football Peter Parr said Ulugia was viewed as a regular NRL team member of the future.
“He has the ability to play at fullback or the wing and has undergone a thorough apprenticeship,” Parr said.
The Cowboys have also signed Intrust Super Cup Rookie of the Year Ethan Lowe for next season.
The back-rower, who trained with North Queensland during the 2012 pre-season, played all 22 matches for the Northern Pride this year.
“He’s had an exceptional year for the Pride and we believe he is ready to take the next step up and play NRL football,” Parr said.