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Salford City Reds sign Phil Bailey & Iafeta Palea'asina

Phil Bailey
Bailey joined Wigan from NRL side Cronulla Sharks

Salford City Reds have completed the signing of Wigan pair Phil Bailey and Iafeta Palea'asina.

Second row Bailey, 30, joins on a two-year deal, while prop Palea'asina, 28, has signed a three-year contract.

Both players move to The Willows after they were told this week that Wigan would not renew their contracts.

The duo will join Salford's five other new signings Luke Patten, Chris Nero, Stephen Wild, Tevita Leo-Latu and Vinnie Anderson, for the 2011 season.

Australian Bailey came to England after spells in the NRL at Manly, Northern Eagles, and Cronulla Sharks and has won three Test caps for his country.

Next season I think we'll have a bit more depth and we'll certainly be a different proposition

Iafeta Palea'asina

New Zealander Palea'asina joined Wigan from Auckland Warriors and spent five successful years at the DW Stadium.

"I'm really looking forward to joining Salford," he told the club website. "I know some of the other guys who are coming, such as Tevita Leo-Latu and Vinnie Anderson, and we're all talking about next season.

"The Reds have struggled this season because of injuries and that can happen.

"Next season though I think we'll have a bit more depth and we'll certainly be a different proposition."

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