The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have agreed to a one-year contract extension with prop Jordan McLean for the 2023 season.
The 31-year-old enjoyed a stellar 2022 campaign and was pivotal in the Cowboys resurgence and charge to a preliminary final berth.
After battling injury in two of his first three seasons at the club, McLean has appeared in 46 of a possible 50 games for North Queensland over the past two seasons.
His stunning run of form resulted in a return to the representative arena, with only a training injury robbing him of a fairytale State of Origin debut for NSW.
A long-term member of the Cowboys’ leadership group, McLean’s contract extension will see him return for his sixth season in North Queensland.
“Securing Jordan for another season is exciting news for our club,” Cowboys General Manager of Football Micheal Luck said.
“It’s no coincidence our improved performances last season coincided with Jordan’s most consistent period on and off the field.
“His experience and leadership has been invaluable in the development of our talented young playing group and we look forward to his continued influence helping lead our squad to another level of performance in 2023.”