Sini left Salford to take up a contract with Llanelli last autumn, but returned to Samoa when that deal fell through. "When we saw it had fallen through, we were straight back in for Fata," said Gregory, whose Great Britain side were beaten by Sini and his Samoans in the semi-finals of the tournament.
The Cronulla coach, John Lang, will lead Australia in their Super League Test series against Great Britain this autumn. The former Test hooker has been given the job for 1997 because Cronulla were the highest-placed Super League-affiliated club in last season's Optus Cup. After a playing career with Eastern Suburbs, Queensland and Australia, Lang coached Brisbane Easts before taking over at Cronulla in 1994, twice steering them to a top four finish.
Bob Fulton, of Manly, remains coach of the ARL's rival Australian side, which now has no international class opposition to play.
Wigan have sent an official on a mission from the passport office to the Department of Employment in London to make sure Va'aiga Tuigamala has a new work permit in time to play against St Helens on Saturday.Reuse content