Wigan Warriors sign young Rabbitohs forward

The Wigan Warriors have announced the signing of forward Gabriel Hamlin from the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Hamlin, who is yet to make his NRL debut, secured the move after being recommended to his new side by contacts in Australia.

“My recent visit to Australia was primarily about our 2018 trip to Wollongong and Sydney however along the way I met with a few familiar faces including Michael Maguire and Pat Richards,” said Executive Director Kris Radlinski

“Having worked with us as a Club and more recently with Gabriel both Michael and Pat mentioned that he was available and that he would be the perfect fit for Wigan. Michael’s words were ‘he is someone who is made for our environment’.

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“A wise head on young shoulders, we believe that Gabriel has the potential to blossom here at Wigan.”

The 20-year-old, who can play at either at prop or lock, will join the Warriors on a two-year deal.

“I’m really excited about joining Wigan and I’m flattered that they think me worthy of this opportunity. I’m very proud of my English heritage, my Mum was actually born in Blackpool,” said Hamlin on the move to England.

“Although I’ve never been to the UK before I’ve heard great things about it. I have studied up on Wigan’s great history and I am thrilled to get the opportunity to represent the Club next season.

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“I watch Super League regularly and I am prepared for the challenge that awaits. It’s very exciting and I intend on making the most of this chance.”

Hamlin will link up with his new team-mates when pre-season commences in November.

28 COMMENTS

  1. He’s no good , only played 6 games and isn’t a Soufs junior , played 7 games for muwollambah Timberwolves and 4 games for the Redfern gold fish , nothing to see here ! E47 ask me anything you want about Soufs 😂

  2. MW47, are you a closet Souths man? your always seem to be hammering Manly and talking good things about Souths, me thinks you have come over from the dark side, very wise my man indeed, no wonder SSTID talks so highly of you

  3. Yep I love Soufs , as a matter of fact I have a jersey hangs proudly in my garage and is often used to wipe up the oil leaks my valiant leaves on the driveway , leave SSTID out of this , in the real world he is a good mate that I highly respect !

    • Cheers mate! Billy, mighty, penso, pedro, tommy and Eels47 are all mates away from here too and in contact from time to time. We need to organise a private ZT Christmas party this year. More than happy to open the doors to others but only one hat per attendee and nightcrawllers!

      MW47, the cheque is in the mail (was I suppose to confirm that offline?) 😉

  4. Quick homer, renew ya membership and you could win a “signed eagles jersey” aaaaand tickets to the Leb v Aus WC clash , oh yeah that’ll convince me , Turbo will go to bed wearing it and you could win it , imagine waking up every day and smelling like Turbo , your hero !😂

  5. Great to see our new coach at souths seibold is getting rid of the duds:cherrington,rochow,tyrrell,gosiewski,greinke,rudolf,nielsen,kelly,moceidreke but but but cough cough cough but more need to be culled as in:turner/clark/burns/talakai/jennings but why we bought britt is beyond me he is a dud and had only one game this year off the storms bench… shadow…

  6. SEABEAGLES ARE ON (8) PREMIERSHIPS NOT A BAD EFFORT IN OVER HALF A CENTURY SHADOW…
    Premiership Tally
    Titles Club Seasons
    21 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 1908, 1909, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 2014
    15 St. George colours.svg St. George Dragons 1941, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1977, 1979
    13 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs / Sydney Roosters 1911, 1912, 1913, 1923, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1974, 1975, 2002, 2013
    11 Balmain colours.svg Balmain Tigers 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1924, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1969
    8 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 1938, 1942, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1995, 2004
    8 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 1972, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1996, 2008, 2011
    6 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 1992, 1993, 1997 (SL), 1998, 2000, 2006
    4 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs Magpies 1930, 1934, 1948, 1952
    4 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986
    3 Newtown colours.svg Newtown Jets 1910, 1933, 1943
    3 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 1989, 1990, 1994
    3 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 1999, 2012, 2017
    2 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney Bears 1921, 1922
    2 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 1997 (ARL), 2001
    2 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 1991, 2003
    1 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 2005
    1 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 2010
    1 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 2015
    1 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 2016

  7. @ chalky

    1. google “Premiership Tally Titles”
    2. click on “Australian rugby league premiers – Wikipedia”
    3. go to the bottom of the page to “Premiership Tally”
    4. Left click on Titles and highlight the list and post into notepad.

    The formatting will look like this:

    Titles Club Seasons
    21 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 1908, 1909, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 2014
    15 St. George colours.svg St. George Dragons 1941, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1977, 1979
    13 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs / Sydney Roosters 1911, 1912, 1913, 1923, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1974, 1975, 2002, 2013

    Look familiar? No real work, no imagination and no real Souths supporter. Trust me, it’s NOT 3hats but I know WHO it is.

    To quote Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars; “It’s a trap!” Just ignore them they aren’t REAL! Shadows can’t hurt you.

    • Peter pans shadow was real , what are you saying mate , imposter ! Noooooooh waaaaaaaeeey , I talk to my shadow , sometimes I say real bad stuff to it , sometimes I’m real dirty , if you hold your breath and fart it goes away , the shadow that is

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