Welcome, David Fairleigh!

New North Queensland Toyota Cowboys assistant coach David Fairleigh says he's looking forward to fitting in at the club under head coach Paul Green.

Fairleigh joins the Cowboys' first-grade coaching lineup with assistant coaches Todd Payten and Josh Hannay.

He has previously served as NRL assistant coach with the Penrith Panthers (2012-2015), and with the Knights, Eels and Warriors.

As a player, Fairleigh played 15 Tests for Australia, 10 State of Origin games and 219 first grade games.