Sport Cowboys lock in Green with new deal

07:45  16 april  2018
07:45  16 april  2018 Source:   Wide World of Sports

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In Morgan's case, the parties are close to locking in a deal of up to five years, giving the 2017 grand Negotiations to retain Green are also well-advanced. Green 's ability to take a depleted Cowboys side missing "We're coming into a new stadium in 2020 so that's pretty exciting for everyone up there.

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North Queensland announced that they signed head coach Paul Green to a new three-year deal with the Cowboys.

Green and the club came to an agreement to remain in Townsville until the end of the 2021 season.

The Cowboys coach denied that recent contract talks have been a distraction or part of the reason for the side's recent form slump.

"I've been open and honest with them and if ever they have any questions about where it's heading to come and see me," the 2015 NRL Premiership-winning coach said.

"If it is a distraction, now it's off the table for us."

The Cowboys were ecstatic to have secured Green, the club’s most successful head coach who has led the side to the NRL finals each year since joining the club in 2014.

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"Paul Green has become an integral part of the history of this club, guiding us to a maiden premiership in 2015 and a grand final berth against all odds last year," Cowboys chairman Laurence Lancini said.

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"Paul has been deeply invested in the North Queensland community during both his tenure as a player and now as a coach and understands how important the club and the region are to each other.

"Finalising this deal is what we have all been working towards and it has always been the intention of both parties for Paul to continue being the head coach of this club."

Green was hoping that now the deal was done he would be able to get back to the job at hand. With just one win so far in 2018, NRL fans have been very critical of the Cowboys.

"I am extremely blessed to be able to work with such a talented and committed playing group and look forward to continuing to help our players realise their full potential," Green said.

"The future looks very bright for our club as we usher in the next generation of talent and prepare for a move to our new home stadium from 2020.

"There is no question it is an extremely exciting time to be part of the Cowboys as we charge ahead into a new era."

Morgan wants 'a clinic' from Thurston .
North Queensland half Michael Morgan hopes Cowboys teammate Johnathan Thurston 'puts on a clinic' after being critiqued as playing one NRL season too many. Michael Morgan hopes Canterbury feel the backlash after North Queensland superstar Johnathan Thurston came in for scathing criticism for his unusually slow start to the NRL season.Former Test half Greg Alexander, now a NSW State of Origin advisor to new Blues coach Brad Fittler, claimed Thurston was "looking like someone that's possibly played the game a little bit too long" during the Cowboys' 22-12 loss to the Warriors last Saturday.

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