NEW RECRUIT: Kingaroy's Logan Bayliss-Brow has signed a deal with the North Queensland Cowboys.
NEW RECRUIT: Kingaroy's Logan Bayliss-Brow has signed a deal with the North Queensland Cowboys. Keagan Elder

Cowboys sign another South Burnett talent

RUGBY LEAGUE: Forward Logan Bayliss-Brow has gone one step further to making his dream of one day playing in the NRL come true.

The 17-year-old Kingaroy forward signed a deal with the North Queensland Cowboys' development squad about four months ago and is in preparation to make the move up to Townsville in November.

No stranger to high end representative duties Logan was first picked to represent Wide Bay at a school level at the age of 12.

Most recently he was selected for the under-18 Central Crows in Mal Meninga Cup at the start of the year and previously played for the U16 squad in the Cyril Connell Cup.

Despite all of this, Logan remained grounded and told very few people of his signing up until now.

"I haven't really told them because they would probably rip into me," he joked.

Sure enough at a training session cries of 'Put your Cowboys jersey on' echoed across the Kingaroy fields but Logan took it all with a smirk.

As a Canberra Raiders fan, Logan said the Cowboys were not his first pick but boasting the likes of Johnathan Thurston and other South Burnett talent like Gavin Cooper and Marcus Jensen, the North Queensland club had won him over.

"They're (the Cowboys) not my favourite team, but I've always had a soft spot for them," he said.

Logan said it had always been a dream of his to play for an NRL club but the news of signing was still sinking in.

The Year 11 student will move north in November where he aims to complete school while training with the Cowboys U20 squad.

While he has not been assigned a position, Logan said he was most comfortable in the forwards as he had grown to fill the position in both club and rep duties.

"I can play anywhere in the forwards," he said.

But he has proven to be versatile on the field after he made the switch from winger when he was younger.

"I was more accustomed to playing the edge when I was younger," he said.

Logan will also look to join the Townsville Blackhawks in the Mel Meninga Cup which proved a force to be reckoned with after claiming the 2016 cup in an undefeated campaign.

"For the 18s they've won it for the past three years," he said.

Having never gone to Townsville before, Logan admitted he was a little nervous.

"It takes you out your comfort zone," he said.

"To have other blokes from the South Burnett (Cooper and Jensen) would make it less daunting."

Logan's father, Rod Bayliss, was proud of his efforts but said he deserved the chance.

"It's all on him, he's done the hard work," he said.

As a Rabbitohs fan, Bayliss said he may have to switch sides as South Sydney battle to break from the bottom five of the NRL ladder.

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