Tough to take on long- hair Thor role

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - LIAM BUT­TER­WORTH

COWBOYS back­rower Gavin Cooper is ready to pick up the ham­mer where Ash­ton Sims left off.

Cooper took on the role of Thor this year as he mod­elled the Cowboys’ Marvel Su­per­hero jersey for 2015, which North Queens­land will wear against Can­berra Raiders wear­ing the Hulk out­fit in Townsville on Au­gust 1. Sims caused a splash with his long hair and fe­ro­cious at­ti­tude as he took on the role of the Norse god last year and even had Gold Coast skip­per Nate Miles call­ing him “scary” as he was play­ing with a “ham­mer”.

The Cowboys are one of seven teams which will wear Marvel- themed jer­seys for clashes in Round 21. Cooper re­cently took some time out to go to Syd­ney and model the new jer­seys.

“It was al­ways go­ing to be a tough gig back­ing it up af­ter Ash­ton be­cause he re­ally looks like Thor with the big hair and stuff,” Cooper said.

“If only we could have hired Ash­ton back to be Thor again, it would have been good.

“It was a lot of fun go­ing down there and do­ing photos for it.

“I know our colours sort of match the Thor jersey and I’m re­ally a bit jeal­ous of New­cas­tle get­ting to be Spi­der- Man.

“I thought I was Spi­der-Man as a kid and just like last year, it will be good to see all the teams go­ing around.”

Su­per­heroes Spi­der- Man ( Knights), Cap­tain Amer­ica ( Roost­ers), Iron Man ( Dragons), Hulk ( Raiders), Dare­devil ( Manly) and War Ma­chine ( Wests Tigers) will also fea­ture in the round.

All jer­seys are avail­able now for pur­chase at club shops, NRLshop.com and ISCS­port.com

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