O'Donnell heads north to join the

The North Queensland Cowboys have continued their impressive buildup for season 2004 with the signing of Wests Tigers back rower Luke O'Donnell for the 2004-05 seasons.

O'Donnell will join Travis Norton at the Cowboys next year and with a new look lineup, they will be a side to be taken seriously and could well challenge for the title in the next five years.

The Cowboys have had their best ever season this year and are still very much in the hunt for the 2003 finals and a win over the Storm in Melbourne will go a long way to seeing the Cowboys gain their maiden semi final berth.

O'Donnell will provide the missing link and with him and Glen Morrsion in the backrow, they will be a force to be reckoned with.