Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

The 'Boys Are Back for a Big Time

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

The 'Boys Are Back for a Big Time

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Byline: Charlie Payne charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: Footy-mad students at Mercy College heard some good news about the North Queensland Cowboys yesterday.

The 'Boys are back and ready to make a big impression during this season's NRL, winger Ty Williams said during a visit as part of the Cowboys'"blitz" of schools throughout the district this week.

Asked to predict a finishing position, Williams said a return to the Cowboys' glory days when they made the 2005 grand final could be just around the corner.

"We should have a good season and we'll get back up in contention," he said.

"Top four, that is our goal at the moment.

"We get a home semi and go from there."

Williams, 28, who played in the 2005 grand final against eventual premiers Wests Tigers, said his optimism was based on the presence of some big men in the Cowboys squad this season.

"We've got big guys like Antonio Kaufusi and Manase Manuokafoa coming in and a few young guys stepping up to the mark. …

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