The Cowboys have signed Ben Hannant on a one-year deal from the Broncos.
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The North Queensland Cowboys have announced the signing of Brisbane Broncos forward Ben Hannant.
North Queensland said on Tuesday they have picked up the 29-year-old front-rower on a one-year deal.
Starved of senior opportunities in 2014, his move away from the Broncos was not unexpected, however the Gold Coast resident was heavily linked with the Titans.
“I’m really looking forward to the opportunities that playing with the Cowboys will present,” Hannant said in a club statement.
“They have a high calibre roster looking to take the next step and it’s going to be great to be able to train and play with the likes of JT (Johnathan Thurston) and Matt Scott who I know really well from Origin.”
Hannant has played 192 NRL matches since debuting in 2005.
Cowboys football manager Peter Parr said Hannant was a massive coup for the club.
“Ben is a quality forward who brings plenty of top-level experience to our club,” Parr said.