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.
Born: January 2, 1998 (Cairns, Qld)
Junior Club: Tully Tigers
Height: 184cm Weight: 93kg
NYC career: North Queensland Cowboys (2017), 8 games, 4 tries, 16 points
Born: October 19, 1998 (Cairns, Qld)
Junior Club: Edmonton Storm
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