Wigan Warriors sign giant Cook Island international centre Anthony Gelling to replace Joel Tomkins

December 13th, 20115:13 pm @


“I know he has learned from his experience both at the Roosters and in New
Zealand and comes to the club fully prepared to buy into the Wigan culture
and establish himself as a first-team player.”

Gelling, who arrived in Wigan last Thursday, has received a work permit,
allowing him join up with his new team-mates in time for their flight to

“I am delighted to be here and am really looking forward to getting straight
into training with my new team-mates,” he said.

“It will be an honour to play for the world-famous Wigan club and I’ve already
heard about how passionate the Warriors supporters are.”

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Rugby League Group has paid tribute to legendary
Australian forward Arthur Beetson, who died last week at the age of 66.

An early day motion recognising Beetson’s achievements in the sport and the
legacy he left from his time as a player at Hull KR was tabled by
Kingston-Upon-Hull East MP Karl Turner, who said: “His loss will be felt by
all in rugby league, including those fans of Hull KR who were fortunate to
see him play.”

Chairman of the Rugby League Group, Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland, said:
“Artie was one of the greatest Australian players that has graced our shores
and the loss of a player of his calibre and iconic status is a tragedy.

“I know all of us in the Parliamentary Rugby League Group were greatly
saddened by his passing and offer our condolences to his family.”

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