Fox Sports Australia – Barba, who has joined the Cowboys for the 2019 NRL season, has arrived back in Australia after a stellar stint with Super League outfit St Helens which included this year’s Man of Steel award.

Summary

  • Barba, who has joined the Cowboys for the 2019 NRL season, has arrived back in Australia after a stellar stint with Super League outfit St Helens which included this year’s Man of Steel award.
  • After stopping in at Cowboys headquarters on Tuesday ahead of pre-season training which starts on November 5, Barba expressed his eagerness to work with the likes of Jason Taumalolo, Jordan McLean and Matt Scott.
  • Barba said the chance to return to the area where he grew up was a deciding factor in his decision to sign with the Cowboys and reignite his NRL career which was put on hold after he failed a second illicit drugs test following Cronulla’s title win in 2016.
  • BEST OF THE BEST: THE ULTIMATE WORLD TEAM OF LEAGUE PLAYERS“It was just the opportunity of coming back to where I’m from,” Barba said.
  • “That’s one of the main reasons, and obviously here growing up some of the guys I looked up to like Matty (Scott) and to wear the colours those guys have worn is something I wanted to do.


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