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Fiery O'Donnell seals English deal

22/07/2010 10:37:11 AM Comments (0)

Fiery North Queensland forward Luke O'Donnell agreed to join English Super League club Huddersfield on Wednesday.

The NSW Origin player has sealed a four-year deal and will leave Townsville to move to the Galpharm Stadium at the end of the NRL season.

The 29-year-old, who is the most suspended player in NRL history, will come to England with a reputation for ferocious tackling.

He has been hit with 10 bans totalling 29 weeks since 2000 and has just completed a three-week ban for a spear tackle that sparked a brawl in the second State of Origin clash in Sydney last month.

O'Donnell, who has won 10 caps and was in the Kangaroos' preliminary squad for the 2008 World Cup, told BBC Radio Leeds: "I've definitely been a little bit frustrated with the way a few things have turned out, particularly after the State of Origin.

"But looking ahead, I was really keen to get back to enjoying my football.

"Everybody I've spoken to has said positive things about the club and I'm really looking forward to it.

"This Huddersfield side looks like it's got a lot to offer too and is not short of quality players. I'm really looking forward to playing alongside David Fa'alogo.

"Huddersfield have done well with Nathan Brown but we can do even better next season. It's very exciting."

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