LUI GETS HIS BIG CHANCE
bench, Lui has his opportunity to shine against one of the NRL’s most potent halves combinations.
“I’ve been hanging all right, been hanging ( out) for a while now, but it’s just good to get a chance,” Lui said.
“I get to be the dominant half ... and I get to play with my best mate, so I can’t wait to represent the club again.
“I just want to go and play my game and I’m not going to change anything, I just got to get the kicking right and stick to the game- plan.”
His mate Thompson vouched for Lui yesterday, saying he was nowhere near being a spent force at North Queensland despite his limited impact in 2015.
“He doesn’t give much away old Rob, not even that much to me, and he keeps himself pretty guarded, but I think he’s handling it the best way he can,” said Thompson, who makes his comeback from a facial injury.
“You can see that he’s buzzing this week and he’s excited to get out there and play some good footy and show his worth.”
Lui and Thompson are an old firm, having gone through the junior ranks in Townsville together and playing representative football for Queensland, which they did so together in the halves.
They will need to use every bit of their long- term understanding to get the better of Marshall and Gareth Widdop.
Lui played 41 games in the halves with Marshall at the Wests Tigers, before receiving a career lifeline from North Queensland in 2011.
He gained an intimate understanding of Marshall and his bag of tricks, and believes the Cowboys can beat Marshall – and Widdop – at their own game.
DETERMINED: Cowboys’ Robert Lui at training this week.