NRL – Former North Qld Cowboys star Matt Bowen (pictured) says he’s surprised by how much  he enjoyed his stint in the English Super League.

Bowne is now back with the Cowboys working with the clubs community engagement program and is being considered for the Cowboys Auckland Nines squad.

The Hopevale born Bowen took up a one year contract with Wigan following his retirement from the NRL but much to his surprise, ended up staying an extra year with the blessing of his young family.