Club reap­ing re­wards of giv­ing winger Bowen a try

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

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

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