Wigan sign Dobson, release Moran

Wigan Warriors have signed scrum half Michael Dobson until the end of the season.

Dobson joins Wigan after a successful spell with Catalans Dragons and the 19 year old goes straight into the squad for Saturday?s clash against St Helens here at the JJB Stadium.

Wigan Head Coach Brian Noble said: "Michael is a welcome addition to our squad, a good playmaker who is also a more than useful goal kicker.

?He has really impressed for the Dragons in the absence of Stacey Jones and we are delighted he is joining us."

Dobson said: "This a great opportunity and I am delighted to be joining Wigan Warriors. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Super League with Catalans Dragons and this is a chance for me to continue playing first team football.

?I am really looking forward to playing my part in helping the Warriors move up the Super League table."

Dobson is an overseas quota signing which means Wigan have released Dennis Moran whose contract was due to expire at the end of the season.

Wigan Chairman Maurice Lindsay said: "We are of course pleased to have obtained the services of Michael Dobson and we have had great support from Canberra and in particular our old friend David Furner who wanted to help his old club.

?We must also thank Dennis Moran for his time spent at the club.

?We wish Dennis the best of luck as we know he wants to continue playing Rugby League in England."