The Ireland international has signed a two-year contract extension with the Cowboys.
Rory Kostjasyn has committed his future to the North Queensland Cowboys after signing a two-year contract extension that will lock the forward in at the NRL club until 2016.
The 27-year-old Sydney-born Ireland international, previously of Melbourne Storm, joined the likes of Gavin Cooper, Matthew Wright and Kyle Feldt in re-signing with the Cowboys.
Kostjasyn has been the Cowboys’ starting hooker since round three and is yet to miss a game this year.
“Rory has become a regular first grader with the Cowboys and we expect that will continue as he continues to develop his game here,” general manager of football, Peter Parr, said in a statement.
“He has a tremendous work ethic and attitude to his football, and is highly regarded by his teammates and our staff.
“He’s one of those players who is ready to take on a more senior role with the Cowboys in the coming seasons.”
Kostjasyn said that staying with the playing group he enjoyed playing alongside was a key factor in re-signing the club.
“I love playing footy with these guys. It’s a real privilege to be teammates with people like JT, Matt Scott and Brent Tate,” Kostjasyn said.
“It’s a really fortunate position I find myself in.
“I’ve also been given a good opportunity by Greeny this year with the hooker role and I want to continue to try to make the most of that.
“What we are doing here is definitely heading in the right direction.”