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Cowboys sign Lawton

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have agreed to a two-year contract with utility Karl Lawton for the 2025 and 2026 seasons.

The 28-year-old has appeared in 87 NRL games over the course of nine seasons for the Titans, Warriors and Sea Eagles.

While hooker has been Lawton’s primary position over the course of his career, the Murwillumbah product also has extensive experience at middle forward and second row.

Lawton has appeared in all six games for the Sea Eagles to start the 2024 season.

“We’re thrilled to be able to secure a player of Karl’s experience for 2025 and beyond,” Cowboys General Manager of Football Micheal Luck said.

“He brings all the attributes Todd loves as a coach – competitiveness, fitness, skill and versatility.

“We are blessed to have a world-class hooker in Reece Robson and a number of talented dummy halves coming through our junior system and we believe Karl will be both a wonderful support for Reece and mentor to our emerging players.”

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.