MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Jordan McLean of the Melbourne Storm runs with the ball during the round three NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park on March 16, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys can today announce the signing of front-row forward Jordan McLean to the club on a three-year deal from the 2018 season.

McLean, 25, will join the Cowboys next year after playing the 2017 season with the Melbourne Storm, where he has played all 69 of his NRL games since making his debut in 2013.

Cowboys General Manager – Football Peter Parr said the club was excited to be adding McLean to its roster next season, with the 196cm, 115kg forward expected to add some real punch to the team’s engine room.

“Jordan’s a wonderful young player who’s come through a very good developmental pathways system at Melbourne, so we know that we’ll be getting both a quality player and a quality person,” Parr said.

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“We have always said we would look to add to our roster in that front row position and we’re thrilled Jordan has agreed to terms from 2018 onwards.”

McLean said he was very much looking forward to starting the next chapter of his rugby league life in North Queensland, while paying tribute to the Storm and the support and opportunity the club had given him.

“The Storm has been tremendous for me in terms of my development as a player and as a person,” McLean said.

“They’ve stood by me, and Craig Bellamy (Storm head coach) and his staff have helped me improve my game. Craig handed me my NRL debut and that’s something I’ll treasure always.”

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  1. After Storm supported him through the tough times – injury and the accident with Mckinnon, he leaves! See you later and don’t bother coming back!

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