Rugby League: Wigan sign Australian Bell

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Wigan have made their second Australian signing under their new coach, John Monie, recruiting the St George winger Mark Bell on a three- year deal.

Bell joins the London Broncos prop Tony Mestrov at Central Park next season, with the Hunter Mariners hooker Robbie McCormack also lined up. Wigan are, however, hanging on to former Auckland Warriors full-back, Doc Murray.

The Great Britain winger Anthony Sullivan has become the latest player to seek to leave St Helens, citing "personal differences" with the club. Another international three-quarter, Alan Hunte, has already said he wants to leave. Promoted Super League side, Hull, are interested in signing him, Steve Prescott and Simon Booth in a pounds 350,000 package.

Sullivan and Hunte both played against Australia in the recent Test series, while Prescott is an England full-back. His place is under threat following the signing of Paul Atcheson, but he says he has expressed no wish to leave.