Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
Reece Robson joined the North Queensland Cowboys in 2020 and is currently having the best season of his career.
The 24-year-old has been one of the club’s most consistent players over the past three seasons and was a shining light for the Cowboys during two bottom-four finishes.
However, this year North Queensland have finally completed their rebuild with the Cowboys currently in third place on the NRL ladder and will return to the finals for the first time since their 2017 NRL Grand Final loss and Robson has been a key reason for their success.
In July Robson finally had his efforts rewarded as he was selected for the New South Wales State of Origin extended squad and got to experience what it is like to prepare for a decider.
Robson’s former club the St George Illawarra Dragons have been keeping an eye on his rise and are now looking to bring him back according to The Australian’s Brent Read on Triple M.
“They’ve [The Dragons] had a look at a couple of blokes,” Read said.
“Jacob Liddle’s one, the other guy they’re really keeping an eye on who’s on their radar long term is Reece Robson, the Cowboys hooker.
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“Former Dragon, played 20s there I think alongside a few of those guys.”
The Dragons current hooker Andrew McCullough is now 32-years-old and will be out for the rest of season 2022 after sustaining an ankle injury in his side’s win against the Gold Coast Titans.
McCullough will be heading into the final year of his contract in 2023 as will Robson so it is likely the Dragons will part ways with their current number nine at the end of next season.
We may not know much about Robson’s future beyond 2023 for a while yet as he is currently one of New South Wales’ top hookers and there is a good chance he will be playing State of Origin in some capacity next year if he can sustain his form, which in turn would see his stock rise significantly.
Jacob Liddle is also off-contract next season but is likely the Dragons second choice if they can’t sign Robson.