After having succumbed to a series of injury, the talented winger Brent Tate finally got the lead after joining North Queensland Cowboys till the end of 2015 season.
"I've really loved my time in North Queensland so it's great that I'll be able to stay here at the Cowboys for at least another season and a half ... I still have plenty to offer the club and happily they think the same way," Tate said.
The general manager of Cowboys, Peter Parr, showered ample kudos on Tate.
"Tatey is one of the NRL's most inspirational players and he's still playing rugby league of the highest calibre," Parr stated.
Right from his debut in 2001, Tate was a victim of various injuries that marked a halt to his playing career. The neck injury he suffered in 2004 was close to end his career. However, he returned in 2006 NRL premier league with the Brisbane Broncos.
As Tate announced to leave Broncos for the New Zealand Warriors in 2007, he suffered another blow when he injured his knee during the third State of Origin fixture.
Tate again had to confront a knee reconstruction surgery, which ultimately sealed his fate, returning to the game in most of the 2009 campaign.
Tate, however, overcame all the troubles and joined the North Queensland Cowboys in 2011 where he played in 63 matches. He also made his 200th appearance in NRL last season.
Brent Tate was also selected for the Queensland Rugby League in the opening match 2013 State of Origin series. Despite the Maroons' loss to NSW by 14-6 in Sydney, Tate managed to secure his spot in the Game 2 of the series. He was also named the man-of-the-match in Queensland's win in the third game of the series.
Tate is the brother-in-law of Steve Price, who was associated with Canterbury Bulldogs and New Zealand Warriors.