29-year-old prop Ben Hannant has signed a one-year contract with the North Queensland Cowboys.
There have been strong rumours of this arrangement over the last 24- hours, after numerous media outlets reported that Ben Barba and Hannant had been shown the door by new coach Wayne Bennet.
— NQ Cowboys (@nthqldcowboys) October 7, 2014
The 106kg forward has played in 12 Origin matches, six for his country, and just under 200 games at club level; all but 45 of them for the Brisbane Broncos.
The 2006 premiership winner will provide more firepower to an already impressive forward pack that boasts starting representative props, James Tamou and Matt Scott.