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North Queensland Cowboys to visit Nausori club

Emoni Narawa
Monday, February 04, 2013

NATIONAL Rugby League (NRL) club, the North Queensland Cowboys will visit its sister club - the Nausori Cowboys later this month.

The Nausori-based club was formed late last season and will make its debut after a lapse of several years in the Fiji National Rugby League club competition in May.

The Nausori Cowboys, formerly known as Nausori Bulldogs will receive new set of jerseys from its NRL sister club.

North Queensland Cowboys recruitment manager Adrian Thomson said they wanted to establish their relationship with the Fijian rugby league.

"We are looking to foster relationships with the Fijian Rugby League with the aim of opening up recruitment pathways for young Fijian players to our NRL club," he said in a letter to FNRL.

"We are planning a trip to Fiji with our Recruitment and Development department - Adrian Thompson, Recruitment Manager; Dean Payne, Player Development Manager and Aaron Payne, Junior Development Officer."

The Cowboys will arrive in the country on February 27. FNRL general manager Tomi Finau said they were looking forward to the visit by the NRL club.

"Yes we will welcome them with open arms and we want to establish our relationship with them.

"We are looking forward to working with them during their tour," Finau said.

Thomson said they would conduct coaching clinics at both schools and provide coaching assistance to FNRL.

"We hope this trip will help to lay the foundations for a partnership with the Cowboys and Fijian Rugby League and the start of a successful pathway for the development of Fijian players to reach NRL level," he added.


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