Daniel GAGNER’S time at North Queensland has been a roller coaster.
Source: News Corp Australia title How Dan Gagners time at NQ will look like in a NQ defence article “You know, I’m a bit of a fan of watching the film,” Gaggers father David said.
“I watch it every year with the boys.
It will be a massive blow for the Cowboys. “
It’s a bit early to be talking about it, but the coaching staff have got a lot of great experience in defence.”
It will be a massive blow for the Cowboys.
“He’s an experienced defender and a good, hard-working guy,” said the Gagning father.
“And he’ll probably have to take the next step and learn from the boys who have been there for him.”
The Cowboys’ coaching staff will look at a number of players in the off-season including Josh McGuire, Tom Robertson and Matt Scott.
“We’re looking to see how they do in our defence and if we can recruit a couple of the younger guys who are ready to step into that role,” Gagnner’s father said.
He said the Cowboys were still evaluating the squad.
“The Cowboys have been very proactive and we’ve had a good year here and we want to keep building the team and keeping our players hungry,” Gagne said.
“There will be plenty of competition for places but hopefully we can have a couple players at the end of the year.”
It’s understood the Cowboys are in discussions with the Warriors to retain the defender, who will become a free agent at the completion of the 2019 season.
While the Cowboys have already secured a number or players from the Warriors in the free agency market, it’s understood they’ll be looking to secure another centre from the Roosters, who were one of the most aggressive clubs in the competition last season.
“Josh McGuire is a massive asset for us,” Gage said.
“Tom Robertson is a very good player and a quality player who can also play centre and he’s an extremely strong and fast player.”
“We have two really good forwards in Tom and Josh who we’ve looked at in the past, but we have also got some really good wingers in Tom, Matt and Sam who have also shown they can do really well in our forward line.”
North Queensland has also retained the services of former Storm fullback Daniel Cairns, who has agreed to join the Cowboys on a three-year deal.
Originally published as Cowboys’ Daniel Gagnners time in NQ could be at risk