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Tuesday, 4 September, 2001, 16:16 GMT 17:16 UK
O'Reilly joins Wolves
PNG's O'Reilly (r) gets to grips with France
PNG's O'Reilly (r) gets to grips with France
Warrington have signed hooker Tom O'Reilly, who played in all four of Papua New Guinea's World Cup matches last year.

The 26-year-old appeared as a trialist in the Wolves' 16-12 defeat at Leeds last Friday and has signed a two-year contract.

Castleford's Dave Fritz has signed a new two-year contract which will keep the Australian second row at the Jungle until the end of the 2003 season.

Halifax have completed a double swoop Down Under for Australian three-quarters Robbie Beckett and Colum Halpenny.

Penrith Panthers winger Beckett, 27 - who had been linked with a move to St Helens - has signed a two-year contract.

He fills the club's place on the overseas quota about to be vacated by Damian Gibson.

Beckett has scored 66 tries in 149 appearances for Penrith and played for the Australian Super League Test team in 1997.

'Significant impact'

Halpenny, 21, a reserve-grade centre with NRL minor premiers Parramatta, has signed a 12-month deal and, since he holds an Irish passport, he will not count on the quota.

"Beckett is one of the best finishers in the NRL," said Blue Sox coach Steve Linnane.

"He is a very strong, robust player - and I am sure he will become a real crowd favourite at The Shay.

"Halpenny is a quality player who is unfortunate to be at a club where they have incredible strength in depth, but I have absolutely no doubt that he will make a significant impact for us next season."

Great names of the past will be honoured by the Rugby Football League at a gala dinner next month.

A panel has been chosen to help select the all-time greatest, along with a Great Britain XIII, which will be unveiled at a Legends of League dinner at Elland Road, Leeds, on 29 October.

Proceeds of the event will go towards the recently-established Club Great Britain, a funding agency set up to help Super League clubs keep rugby union-targeted internationals.

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