Salford sign NRL utility

Salford City Reds have swooped to sign Canterbury utility Daniel Holdsworth for the 2010 season.

Holdsworth, 25, has agreed to come to The Willows and will join the Reds subject to work permit approval and will link up with his new team-mates once the paperwork has been finalised.

Director of Football Steve Simms said: “We’re delighted. For his age Daniel has played a lot of games in the NRL. He’s a great playmaker who can play at six, seven, nine or thirteen and he’s also an excellent field and goalkicker. He hasn’t had the chance to show that at Canterbury because he is behind El Masri but we will certainly take a look at that option.

“His all-round game is quality and we can’t wait for him to get over here with us and join what has been a great start to pre-season.”

Holdsworth has played 70 games for the Doggies, scoring 13 tries and kicking five goals, having previously played for St George Illawarra.

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