Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wigan Make Early Move to Bring in Aussie for Next Season

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wigan Make Early Move to Bring in Aussie for Next Season

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WIGAN Warriors have begun their recruitment for the 2018 Betfred Super League season with the signing of the highlyrated young Australian forward Gabriel Hamlin from South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The 20-year-old, comfortable at prop or loose forward, has signed a two-year deal at the DW Stadium and will arrive in time for pre-season training next month.

Wigan director Kris Radlinski revealed Hamlin was highly recommended by two former Warriors during a trip down under.

"My recent visit to Australia was primarily about our 2018 trip to Wollongong and Sydney," explained the club's former fullback.

"However, along the way I met with a few familiar faces, including Michael Maguire and Pat Richards.

"Having worked with us as a club and more recently with Gabriel, both Michael and Pat mentioned that he was available and that he would be the perfect fit for Wigan. …

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