Salford City Reds sign Shannan McPherson from Rabbitohs

Shannan McPherson made his National Rugby League debut in 2005

Salford City Reds have completed the signing of forward Shannan McPherson from Australian side South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The 26-year-old second rower, who has agreed a three-year deal, will join up with his new team in December.

Head coach Matt Parish said: "I've watched Shannan for a number of years and he's got a good career ahead of him here at Salford.

"He's a hard-working, hard-runing forward who will fit in well here."

McPherson has played 91 times for the Rabbitohs, owned by top Hollywood actor Russell Crowe.