Wigan Warriors sign forward Gabriel Hamlin from South Sydney Rabbitohs
Wigan Warriors have signed highly-rated forward Gabriel Hamlin from South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The 20-year-old was recommended to Wigan by contacts in Australia.
Warriors head coach Shaun Wane said: " 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."
Hamlin, who has made 47 appearances for the Rabbitohs' Under-20s side and can play as a prop or loose forward, will join up with his new team-mates when pre-season begins in November.
"I'm really excited about joining Wigan and I'm flattered that they think me worthy of this opportunity. I intend making the most of this chance," he said.
"I watch Super League regularly and I am prepared for the challenge that awaits."
Wigan finished fifth in the Super League this season and were World Club Challenge winners in February.