NRL Dragons sign Cowboys' Francis Molo

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Cowboys' forward Francis Molo has signed for St George Illawarra on a three-year deal beginning in 2022.

The imposing prop - who will line up against the Dragons for North Queensland in Townsville on Saturday - will join his new team at the completion of this season.

The 26-year-old, who began his career with Brisbane, has 58 appearances in the NRL.

He picked up the coach's award at the Cowboys in 2019 and was also nominated for the Dally M Interchange Player of the Year.

St George Illawarra general manager of football Ben Haran believes Molo's best is yet to come.

"Francis is a proven player who displays the exact characteristics you want from a front-rower week-in, week-out," Haran said.

"Francis is coming to the prime of his career considering his age and experience in the NRL.

"Throughout his time at the Cowboys he has proven his durability in handling the responsibility and role as a first-grade footballer.

"There is absolutely no doubt that Francis will add value to our squad and complement our roster for the 2022 season and beyond."

One player likely to be lining up alongside Molo at the Dragons will be gun utility back Cody Ramsey, who recently re-signed with the club on a long-term deal.