After a poor season by their standards, with defeat in the challenge cup final being one of the high lights, World Club Champions Wigan Warriors have started their recruitment for the 2018 season with the capture of South Sydney’s highly rated Prop or Loose forward Gabriel Hamlin.
Hamlin has yet to make his NRL debut, but has enjoyed some successful seasons in the Rabbitoh’s under 20’s team making 47 appearances.
When making the announcement Warriors head coach Shaun Wane told reporters:
” We are always on the lookout for talented players with a good attitude and a real determination to improve.
“We all believe that Gabriel is a talented forward who can really fulfil his potential here at Wigan. We can't wait to have him join us.”
Else were, following a parting of the ways with Ex Coach Phil Vievers former Great Britain, Bradford, St Helens, Catalan and Hull standoff Leon Pryce has been unveiled as the new boss of their tier club Workington Town on a two year deal.
With an international career that involves 17 caps for Great Britain along with 7 caps for England, while domestically winning 4 off the record 9 Grand finals he played in and 5 of the 6 Challenge cup final appearance, Town Chairman Garry Mounsey hopes this experience will help his club bounce straight back up to the Championship.
“We were all impressed with Leon's vision for the club and it goes without saying that we share his ambitions.
“He is very articulate and has a deeply impressive knowledge of the game. We are confident that he will have the team playing a brand of rugby that will be very popular with the fans.
“After a season of rebuilding in 2017, we are keen to move forward again. We enjoyed three successful seasons in the Championship so we are aware of what Workington Town is capable of.