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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 20:01 GMT 21:01 UK
Wolves sign Australian Monaghan
Michael Monaghan
Monaghan has scored 21 tries in his career to date
Warrington have beaten Super League rivals Hull to the signature of Australian half-back Michael Monaghan.

The Wolves have signed the 26-year-old on a four-year contract from Manly Sea Eagles which starts in 2008.

Monaghan has made 109 appearances in the NRL, initially with Canberra, before joining Manly in 2003.

"Michael's ability, ambition, mental toughness and maturity are assets which will be of great service to our club," said Warrington coach Paul Cullen.

Hull made their move for Monaghan after controversially losing Paul Cooke to rivals Hull KR.

But the player opted for the Halliwell Jones Stadium after speaking to Warrington's former Sydney Roosters forward Adrian Morley and former Australia captain Andrew Johns, who had a brief spell with the Wolves two years ago.

"When I made the decision to come overseas to carry on my footie, I spoke with Adrian Morley and Andrew Johns and I liked the sound of the set-up at Warrington," he said.

"It is a club with a positive future and I wanted to be part of that."

Monaghan, who is expected to replace fellow Australian Michael Sullivan on the overseas quota, will join loose-forward Louis Anderson, the younger brother of current Wolves star Vinnie, at the club next season.

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