Carmont pens Wigan deal

Wigan centre George Carmont has signed a new one-year deal at the DW Stadium for the 2010 season.

Carmont, 31, joined the Warriors in November 2007 from Newcastle and has made 63 appearances during the past two seasons, scoring 31 tries.

His current deal was due to run out next month, and his new contract includes an automatic option for the 2011 season should he play at least the agreed number of games.

Carmont said he was pleased to sign the new deal.

“Staying at Wigan was the best decision for myself and my family. There is a good feeling and a good bond amongst the boys, which I wanted to continue to be a part of. I am also excited about working under the new coaching staff of Michael Maguire and Shaun Wane.”

Former Melbourne assistant boss Maguire has replaced Brian Noble as head coach, after Wigan decided not to retain the former Bradford boss, who has now gone to Celtic, at the end of the season.

Chairman Ian Lenagan said: “We are delighted that George has re-signed a one year definite deal with us. George is both strong in defence and possesses an excellent try-scoring ratio and he has consistently performed well for the side.

“The deal is good for both parties as it can give George a second year based on sufficient appearances next season but ensures opportunity for our young developing players at the Club to make their mark if fitness prevents George playing to the right extent or level next year.”

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