Reece Robson has culminated into a key figure of the North Queensland Cowboys squad in 2020 having crafted his trade with the NSWRL Pathways Program and St George Illawarra Dragons junior grades in previous years.
Having well and truly made the no.9 jersey his own at the Cowboys this season, forcing club stalwart and premiership winner Jake Granville out of the top 17, Robson is starting to deliver on a career that had many predicting as one that could see him become a premier hooker in Rugby League.
He represented the CABE NSW Under 18s and Australian Schoolboys in 2016, Australian Under 20's in 2017 and 2018, and the CABE NSW Under 20s in 2018 before earning an NRL debut with the Dragons in Round 9 of the 2018 NRL season.
His representative honours speak for themselves, with his spot in the Australian Prime Ministers XIII squad in 2018 with just two first-grade games under his belt a testament to his unwavering potential.
He made 42 appearances for the Dragons (formerly Illawarra in 2017) in the Canterbury Cup NSW across three seasons, recording 11 tries, 10 try-assists and 112 tackle-breaks in the process.
Although he was unable to crack a consistent starting spot at the Red V with captain Cameron McInnes having a strong grasp on the no.9 jumper, his move to the Cowboys has ensured the dynamo can carve out the successful Rugby League career he was destined to.