Cowboys duo earn NRL contracts

North Queensland Cowboys’ players Enari Tuala and Jake Clifford have signed NRL contracts with the club and will join their first grade squad in 2018.

Both player’s have signed two-year deals, keeping them in Townsville until the end of the 2019 season.

Clifford, a Tully junior, made his NYC debut in Round 1 after missing the 2016 season with a shoulder injury.

The halfback has four try assists, seven line break assists and has kicked for 1403 metres so far this year.

Tuala, currently recovering from a broken jaw sustained playing for the Junior Kangaroos, is the Cowboys’ leading try scorer this season with six tries in seven games.

A try scorer in the Cowboys’ NRL trial against the Roosters in March, Tuala has also been a member of the club’s weekly 21-man NRL squad this year.

Player Profiles
Jake Clifford
Born: January 2, 1998 (Cairns, Qld)
Junior Club: Tully Tigers
Position: Halfback
Height: 184cm Weight: 93kg
NYC career: North Queensland Cowboys (2017), 8 games, 4 tries, 16 points

Enari Tuala
Born: October 19, 1998 (Cairns, Qld)
Junior Club: Edmonton Storm
Position: Centre
Height: 189cm Weight: 95kg
Rep Honours: Junior Kangaroos (2017), Queensland U18 (2015), Queensland U16 (2014)
NYC career: North Queensland Cowboys (2016-17), 22 games, 18 tries, 72 points

Read more: http://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2017/05/17/tuala_moving_up_to_c.html

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