The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have re-signed premiership-winning duo Justin O’Neill and Ethan Lowe.
The pair will be at the club for a further two seasons until the end of 2018, their re-signings following on from recent contract extensions for Lachlan Coote, Antonio Winterstein and Kane Linnett.
“It’s a huge boost to be able to sign both those guys, who are probably just about coming into the prime of their careers,” head coach Paul Green of the signings.
“It’s really good news for the club.”
O’Neill, 25, is in his second season with the Cowboys and has found a home at right centre, scoring 20 tries in his 40 matches for North Queensland.
The Hughenden product made his State of Origin debut this year and helped the Maroons to a second straight series win over New South Wales.
“Juz-e to be fair probably got off to a rocky start with us,” Green said.
“He’s really knuckled down, worked hard and improved his game, and topped off this year by being selected in the State of Origin team, so I’m really pleased for him. He’s worked hard for everything he’s got.”