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The Sydney Roosters have today announced the signing of Luke O'Donnell to a one-year deal for 2013.
O'Donnell joins the Roosters and makes his return to the NRL after spending the last two seasons with Super League club Huddersfield and will provide depth and experience to the club's forward pack.
Roosters Head Coach Trent Robinson was pleased about the arrival of the former North Queensland Cowboys forward, saying his influence on the relatively young forward pack would prove beneficial for the Club.
"Luke has plenty of experience, will fit into our system here well and we're looking forward to him starting," said Robinson.
"Together with our other senior players in the forwards like Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Martin Kennedy and Frank-Paul Nuuausala, he's sure to not only help on the field but it will be great to have him mentor the younger forwards we have coming through the ranks."
The former Australian and NSW representative player also expressed his desire to return to Australia with his young family and his delight at returning to the NRL with the Sydney Roosters after having most recently played seven seasons with the Cowboys from 2004-2010.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge of playing in the NRL again, and can't wait to meet my new teammates and getting stuck into training," said O'Donnell.
O'Donnell will join the Roosters for training upon his return from England within the next week.