North Queensland Cowboys assistant coach Terry Matterson has extended his contract with the club, while former NRL squad member Mark Henry has rejoined the club, this time as a member of the high performance unit.

Matterson, who is in England where he has led the USA Tomahawks to a surprise Rugby League World Cup quarter-final appearance, said he had “unfinished business” with the Cowboys following controversial finals exits in his first two seasons with North Queensland.

He will be part of a new-look coaching staff in 2014, linking with head coach Paul Green for the first time as an assistant alongside David Furner, whom he had a previous association with at the Canberra Raiders.

“It’s been a really exciting and rewarding few weeks and extending my contract with the Cowboys tops it off,” Matterson said.

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