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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 13:09 GMT
Wigan sign Samoa centre Carmont
George Carmont
Carmont did his research before signing for Wigan
Wigan have signed Samoa centre George Carmont from Australian side Newcastle Knights on a two-year deal.

Carmont, 29, spent three years with NRL outfit Newcastle but did not have his contract renewed.

Wigan head coach Brian Noble said: "I know George well and I am delighted to have signed a player of his quality.

"He has been excellent in the National Rugby League for the last couple of years and is a good addition to the Wigan squad."

Carmont captained his country in 2006 and was part of the squad who booked a place at the 2008 World Cup.

606: DEBATE

"We are delighted to have filled our vacant centre slot with a player such as George Carmont who has played consistently well for the past three years in the NRL," said new Wigan owner Ian Lenagan.

"His try-scoring ability and excellent defensive qualities add value and strength to our back line without breaking the bank."

Carmont will join the rest of the Wigan players for pre-season training after Christmas.

"This is a great opportunity for me to join one of the biggest names in world rugby," he said.

"I have spoken to some of the Super League players in the Samoan squad and, in particular (new team-mate) Harrison Hansen, and I am really looking forward to joining Wigan Warriors."



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