The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have agreed to a one-year contract extension with veteran prop Jordan McLean for the 2024 season.
The new deal will trigger a seventh season in Cowboys colours and a 12th in the NRL for McLean.
McLean, who celebrated his 32nd birthday earlier in October, has enjoyed a stellar twilight to his career under Todd Payten.
He has appeared in at least 22 games in each of the last three seasons and remains an unquestioned leader of the Cowboys’ forward pack.
McLean continues to rank among the NRL’s top defensive middle forwards, registering 574 tackles at 96.2 per cent efficiency.
The former Kangaroos representative was rewarded for his efforts on and off the field with the NRL Cowboys Way Award following the 2023 season.
“We’re delighted to announce we’ve agreed to terms with Jordan for another year,” Cowboys General Manager of Football Micheal Luck said.
“Under Todd, Jordan has produced some of his most consistent football of his career. He’s a leader on the field and he sets the standard for our playing group every day at training.
“He is a great example to our younger players to show them how to prepare yourself for a game every week over what is a long and gruelling season.”