Wigan sign
Phil Bailey for next season

Wigan have signed Cronulla and Australian Test Centre Phil Bailey on a three-year contract.

Wigan Head Coach, Brian Noble, said: "This is great news especially following the signing of Trent Barrett.

?I know Phil well and he is an honest and genuine player who never stops trying. He approaches every game with a never-say-die attitude and will give you his best whether it's in the centre or in the second row."

Noble continued: "What really pleases me is the fact that the Wigan club are not losing any of its ambition even though we find ourselves in a difficult situation this season.

?We have certainly not accepted our present position and we have 14 games left to move up the Super League table."

Bailey added: "I am totally thrilled to be joining the Wigan club. I had a long conversation with Brian Carney and Adrian Lam and they both consider Wigan to be the best club they have ever played for and a great part of their Rugby League lives.

?I can't wait to play outside Trent Barrett who is one of the best ball distributors in the game.

?I know Wigan are struggling at the moment but everyone in Australia still believes in the club and I will be joining Wigan next year when I will give my best to help them get back to the top."