Written by Ethan Lowe
It’s funny how things work out sometimes
Four years ago, Wayne Bennett and I were on opposite sides in a grand final.
It was one of the greatest nights of my life.
I was committed to playing all my footy at North Queensland and retiring as a Cowboys player, but it doesn’t always happen as you plan it.
Towards the end of last season I wasn’t getting as many games as I would’ve liked. I was playing a bit here and there, but not every weekend.
In the weeks I wasn’t playing for the Cowboys, I was going to Cairns to play for Northern Pride.
I got frustrated. I was only 27 and I knew I still had years of good footy left in me.
I had another year left on my deal, but the way I saw it I felt like I’d be in the squad but there wouldn’t be any guarantees. I quickly figured out the rest from there.
The worst thing in these situations is not seeing the writing on the wall and I knew North Queensland wasn’t going to be the best fit for me this year.
I thought if an opportunity arose somewhere else, I was going to take it.
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