We all knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any less disappointing.
Super League club St Helens today announced the signing of Cowboys fullback Lachlan Coote on a three-year deal, confirming that the talented playmaker’s time in the NRL has come to an end.
Though he’s never been considered a superstar, his addition to the Cowboys in 2015 was vital to North Queensland taking the leap from contenders to premiers, and we imagine he’ll always be welcome in any pub in Townsville.
It’s hard to believe that there isn’t a club somewhere in the NRL who could be made better by adding him. St Helens have got a good one.
Coote has played 166 first grade games for the Cowboys and Panthers, and 3 Tests for Scotland.