Malam signs to prop up front row for Wigan

Wigan have completed their overseas quota for next season by signing the prop forward, Brady Malam, from the Auckland Warriors. The 26-year-old, who has made 55 appearances for the Warriors, will arrive in January to take the place on the overseas roster vacated by Danny Moore's transfer to the London Broncos this week. Malam is a more direct replacement for the Australian prop, Brett Goldspink, who has joined Halifax.

Wigan have completed their overseas quota for next season by signing the prop forward, Brady Malam, from the Auckland Warriors. The 26-year-old, who has made 55 appearances for the Warriors, will arrive in January to take the place on the overseas roster vacated by Danny Moore's transfer to the London Broncos this week. Malam is a more direct replacement for the Australian prop, Brett Goldspink, who has joined Halifax.

Wigan's rugby executive, Dean Bell, believes that Malam, the first signing made by their new coach, Frank Endacott, will prove to be a real asset. "He isn't a superstar, but he's a real grafter with a big heart and a never-say-die attitude," he said. "We needed to boost up the front row a bit and now we will go into the season with four first-choice props."

Malam played for Endacott at Auckland and, like him, he will be unavailable for his new club's Boxing Day friendly against St Helens. The newly-recruited Australian winger, Brett Dallas, will also arrive in the New Year, but the club's supporters will see two newcomers, Terry Newton and Willie Peters, against Saints.

The team, selected by Bell in Endacott's absence, includes Newton, signed from Leeds, at hooker, with Peters lining up against his friend and team-mate from South Sydney, Darrell Trindall, at half-back.

The highest-profile signing, the Brisbane and Australia centre, Steve Renouf, has been named among the substitutes and will play some part. He has not played since breaking his arm mid-way through the Australian season.

Super League have appointed the Bradford chief executive, Gary Tasker, to the new role of community development director. Under Tasker, the Bulls have won several awards for their community activity and the intention is that, with his guidance, other clubs will follow their blueprint.

"Gary's aim is to develop each club's relationship with its own community, encourage people to attend matches and increase all aspects of community involvement with a club," said Super League's spokesman, Andrew Whitelam.

The Lincoln Financial Group has reassured the organisers of next year's World Cup that it will not be affected by their decision to pull out of the British market. "We were pleased by the group's assurances that support for next year's World Cup continues," said the tournament director, Neil Tunnicliffe.

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