5 Sep 2009

Gallant signs with Cowboys for 2010 NRL

4:11 pm on 5 September 2009

The North Queensland Cowboys have signed fullback Shannon Gallant for the next two National Rugby League seasons after he was granted a release by the Wests Tigers.

The 23-year-old had agreed to a new deal with the Tigers for 2010 but asked for a release because he felt he would get more opportunities with the Cowboys.

Gallant says the Tigers have Tim Moltzen, Blake Lazarus, Mitch Brown, Arana Taumata, exciting Toyota Cup fullback Jake Mullaney and prospect Jordan Kahu that can fill the fullback role.

Gallant will provide further cover for the Cowboys, who are set to be without regular fullback Matt Bowen (knee) until May.