Warrington to welcome Ford home

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Mike Ford is returning to England after an unhappy season with the South Queensland Crushers to play for Warrington, writes Dave Hadfield.

The former Wigan, Leigh, Oldham and Castleford scrum-half, twice capped by Great Britain as a substitute, is expected back from Brisbane, where he played only a handful of first-team games, next week.

Ford, aged 29, will add depth to Warrington's squad and give them the option of using their captain, Greg Mackey, at stand-off.

Bradford Bulls will today announce the signing of the Australian centre, Graeme Bradley, from St George, although he will not join the club until December. The Sydney club, Penrith, have signed the South African rugby union centre, Pieter Muller.

The winners of the Emerging Nations' World Cup next month will play a side composed of Britain's best amateurs in a challenge match.