The Cowboys have resigned playmaker Robert Lui to a one-year contract extension.
The North Queensland Cowboys have re-signed playmaker Robert Lui to a one-year contract extension which keeps him at the club until the end of the 2015 season.
Lui told NRL.com that he had seriously considered offers from Cronulla Sharks and Canberra Raiders.
Since switching from halfback to five-eighth Lui’s form has drastically improved and said it was a result of heart-to-heart conversations with Cowboys coach Paul Green.
“In the heart-to-hearts, [Green] really told me where he wants me in this team and he told me that I have got to perform. I got dropped during the year and I didn’t really like that but I took confidence out of that and I showed Greeny that I wanted to be the number one halfback,” he told NRL.com.
“The coach has got to be honest with you and if he’s not honest then why bother coming to play.
“I take Greeny as he is. He is a coach and he tells you how it is.
“We’re good mates off the field, we muck around and we joke around but at the end of the day when it comes down to the crunch footy, he wants the best out of me and I think he has got the best out of me; oh, I reckon he could get a bit more.”
North Queensland assured itself of a finals spot last night, needing a golden point to defeat bottom-of-the-table Cronulla Sharks.