Cronulla halfback Chad Townsend has joined the North Queensland in a deal that will begin in 2022.
It is understood that Townsend informed his teammates of the decision on Wednesday prior to an official announcement by the Cowboys.
Townsend held an option in his favour to sign on with the Sharks for next year, but will now sign a deal worth a reported $2 million across three seasons.
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“Chad is a premiership winner on the field and proven professional off it,” Cowboys Head of Football Michael Luck told the club website.
“The level of professionalism he brings off the field is what we were most impressed with when doing our research on Chad and we look forward to him mentoring our young playing group upon his arrival in 2022.”
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Reynolds has also been linked to Cronulla, with Townsend’s potential departure possibly opening up a move to the Sharks for the Bunnies captain.