Club reaping rewards of giving winger Bowen a try
JACOB GRAMS TY Williams’ decision to blood Shawn Bowen this season has brought great dividends with an extraordinary run of tryscoring feats in 2017.
The Northern Pride winger has scored a try in each of his six games in the Intrust Super Cup and he knows he has to keep it rolling just to claim a regular spot in the 17.
Bowen, 20, said it wasn’t usually something he kept an eye on, but his proud parents just couldn’t help but tell him how good he was going in the top grade.
“I don’t really pay attention to that but my mum was telling me. She keeps me posted on that sort of stuff,” he said.
“My mum’s pretty loud, hey. She gets pretty rowdy. My dad yells out, too. I hear them at most games.”
Keeping the roll going could prove difficult against one of the strongest backlines of the Intrust Super Cup this weekend, but Bowen said it was the challenge he needed to improve his game going into 2018.
“I’m just trying to play the best that I can,” he said.
“The forwards lay a good platform and my centres give me the ball when I need it and they trust me just like Ty trusts me to engage in any way possible to the game.”
ON ROLL: Northern Pride winger Shawn Bowen has scored a try in all of his Intrust Super Cup games. Picture: STEWART McLEAN