North Queensland co-captain Chad Townsend insists he is not going wherever amid hypothesis of an early launch from his three-year contract.
The 32-year-old playmaker is signed by means of till the tip of subsequent season and has performed in each single recreation since transferring from Cronulla by way of the Warriors on the finish of 2021.
He signed a mega-deal to companion with Tom Dearden within the halves and was introduced in to impart useful premiership-winning expertise on the Cowboys’ younger group.
A 232-game NRL veteran, Townsend shot down rumours of a possible transfer on Tuesday.
“It is somewhat bit irritating when you may see a journalist throw a hand grenade on a information program in prime time and create a little bit of a multitude,” he stated.
“My future is right here in North Queensland. I am contracted right here in the intervening time and subsequent season.
“I am very pleased. My household may be very settled.
“It is a hand grenade, it means nothing and I do not actually need to discuss it once more to be sincere.”
The Cowboys, recent off their first bye of the season, could have each their halves for a State of Origin-affected showdown at residence with ladder-leading Penrith on Friday.
Dearden has been changed as 18th man for Queensland by Gold Coast’s AJ Brimson, which is an enormous enhance for a Cowboys aspect already with out Maroons representatives Valentine Holmes, Murray Taulagi, Reuben Cotter and Jeremiah Nanai.
Hooker Reece Robson has earned a maiden berth for Brad Fittler’s NSW aspect, with 5 Panthers gamers within the 19-man Blues squad.
Utility Jake Granville is predicted to cowl the hooking function in opposition to Ivan Cleary’s aspect at Queensland Nation Financial institution Stadium.
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