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Dallas Johnson joins Cowboys

31/08/2010 09:47:55 AM Comments (0)

Former Test and Queensland Origin lock Dallas Johnson is returning to Australia to play for North Queensland on a three-year NRL deal from next season.

The former Melbourne star has been playing for France-based Super League club Les Catalans in 2010, missing the Storm's salary cap scandal season from hell after departing at the end of last year.

Renowned for his consistency and high tackle count, North Queensland-born Johnson will fill the gap left by fiery lock Luke O'Donnell who is heading to England.

He is held in high regard by Cowboys coach Neil Henry, who worked with Johnson in four successful Origin campaigns.

"I'm excited to be returning to the NRL after playing a season overseas," said Johnson.

"It was a big decision to leave, but the opportunity to play for the Cowboys and to establish our home base from Townsville was too good.

"I'm looking forward to this new start, and to playing NRL in Cowboys colours next season."

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