North Queensland Cowboys have completed the huge signing of Valentine Holmes on a six-year-contract, following his return to Australia.
Holmes has spent the last 12 months in America trying his hand at American Football. He was with the New York Jets but left after failing to make the squad for the NFL season.
He was previously with Cronulla Sharks and helped them to their first NRL title.
“This is a wonderful signing for our club,” Cowboys Director of Football Peter Parr told the club website.
“It wasn’t long ago that Valentine was one of the best players in the competition before his courageous decision to go to the NFL. His form in 2018 was as good as any player in the NRL, particularly in the second half of that season.
“He’s a proven big game player, he’s won a grand final and he’s played some terrific football for both Queensland and Australia.
“Valentine has been a top-class performer at wing and fullback and we’ve made no secret we had a desire to strengthen our outside back stocks.
“Val’s record speaks for itself and we couldn’t be more excited about securing him at the Cowboys for the next six seasons.”