By STEVE MASCORD
AFTER covering a pretty much the entire east coast of Australia with his rugby league career, 25-year-old Rory Kostjaysn believes he may have finally found his home with North Queensland.
Kostjaysn played his junior football at Berkley vale Panthers and appeared in lower grades with Sydney Roosters before heading to Melbourne in 2010 after a stint with feeder team, the Central Coast Storm.
“There’s no plan in footy for me but Ideally, I’d like to stay here,” said Kostjaysn, who made 38 tackles in a 58-minute stint on Friday night.
“I’m enjoying footy, there’s a good group of blokes but I think I’m pretty blessed to be able to play footy in the first place so I’ll take it as it comes.
“It’s pretty boring (how I came here), it’s just my manager Mike Newton doing his job.
The rake is currently tied to NQ until the end of next year. The Cowboys have lost four of their last five games despite being ranked among the premiership favourites this year.
“I suppose there has been a bit of frustration but everyone’s determined to keep working hard and we all believe that if we keep doing that, we can be successful,” said Kostjasyn.
“No slump’s every good but if you’re going to have one, it’s probably better off early in the year rather than in the finals.”
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