Sporting Digest: Rugby League

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WIGAN have signed Wakefield Trinity's 19-year-old stand-off, Nigel Wright, for a fee of about pounds 150,000, and have released Steve Hampson, the former Great Britain full-back, to Halifax on a free transfer.

GREAT BRITAIN's Young Lions made a disappointing start to their tour of Australia when they were beaten 20-6 by Northern Territory in Darwin yesterday. Neil Thompson gave the tourists an early lead with a penalty, but they trailed 10-2 at the interval. Alf Gouldbourne scored a try for Britain soon after half-time, but the home side did not allow them any further points.

TOUR MATCH (Darwin, Aus): Northern Territory 20 Great Britain Young Lions 6.

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