Adam MacDougall signs with Souths

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have signed Newcastle winger Adam 'Mad Dog' MacDougall for the 2004 NRL season.

The former New South Wales State of Origin and Australian Kangaroos representative has signed for one year with Souths, with a club option to continue into the 2005 NRL season.

MacDougall, 28, leaves the Newcastle Knights after eight seasons.

Souths Head Coach Paul Langmack says MacDougall will most likely play in the centres and will vastly improve the Rabbitohs' attack.

?Adam is a proven top class performer ? he?s played 11 Origin matches for the Blues, represented Australia with distinction in both the World Cup and on the Kangaroo tour, and has also won NRL premierships with the Knights,? Langmack said.

?His achievements are impressive, and he will provide another source of leadership for senior players ? like Bryan Fletcher and Terry Hill ? to call on during the season, and will set a fine example for our younger players to follow.

?I welcome him to the South Sydney club, and expect him to be a great addition to the Rabbitohs,? Langmack concluded.