Fresh from inking a marquee deal with former Manly Sea Eagles back Matthew Wright, the Central Queensland Capras have secured another major signing coup with Eddy Pettybourne joining the club.
The former South Sydney, Wests Tigers and Gold Coast Titans forward flew into Rockhampton to join the Capras on Friday after a stint with French Championship team Toulouse.
A new-born baby and fresh opportunity in Central Queensland is believed to be the 137 NRL gamer's reason to return home.
"I've heard a lot of good things about this place [Central Queensland], so it'll be good to get stuck in with the boys," Pettybourne told 9 News Central Queensland.
Newly-appointed Capras coach David Faiumu said Pettybourne was a massive signing for the club.
"Eddy's going to bring a lot of experience," Faiumu said.
"Just the grit and tough edge that we're looking for.
"I've known him for quite a while and lucky enough to play against him, so I know what he brings."
As an ex-rival, Pettybourne is looking forward to finally wearing the same colours as the former North Queensland Cowboy.
"I'm really excited to play under him [Faiumu]", Pettybourne said.
"I've actually played against him a few times so it's good to see him as coach and taking on the boys."
The United States international representative will join Wright and 2018 marquee signing Dave Taylor (who is set to stay on for another season) at the club – bringing the club over 450 NRL games of experience among the three.
In an added boost, the Capras have also penned the signatures of returning key players Jack Madden, Bill Cullen, Jamie Hill and Billy Gilbert.