In what has essentially been a trade, Lachlan Coote will join St Helens after Ben Barba joined the North Queensland Cowboys.
Signing a 3-year deal with the English club, Coote says he and his family are excited with the opportunity.
“My family and I are really excited to be moving to England,” Lachlan said. “
It is a great opportunity to play for such a proud and successful club and I’m really looking forward to settling in and kicking off the 2019 season.”
With 166 NRL games to his name for the Penrith Panthers and Cowboys, Coote brings experience and versatility to the Saints side.
The club are pleased to have the Scottish international on board for three years.
“I’m really excited to have such a quality player coming to our club,” Saints Head Coach Justin Holbrook said.
“He is an exciting player with a good kicking game and vision.
“He will suit our club perfectly.”