Warriors Capture Riddell

Wigan Warriors today confirm the signing of Parramatta Eels hooker, Mark Riddell, on a three year deal. The 27 year old has agreed terms for 2009, 2010 and 2011 and will arrive in Wigan in December 2008.

Riddell has been with the Eels since 2005 playing 77 games after playing first grade with St George Illawarra for four years. Mark has played 169 games in the NRL competition in total with an impressive 621 points including 42 tries and 226 goals. He represented the City Origin team in 2004 and 2005.

Wigan Chairman, Ian Lenagan, concluded the deal in Sydney yesterday evening and said:

"We are delighted to have signed Mark on a three-year deal. He is exactly the type of Hooker Wigan needs to lead our forwards and to further develop young Michael McIlorum. He adds strength and size, brings spark to our attack and is a hard working defender who plays considerable game time. His kicking from hand and goal kicking skills are an additional benefit.

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