Wests confirm Flanagan signing

Wests Tigers have announced the signing of Wigan utility Mark Flanagan, and Penrith forward Junior Moors.

Englishman Flanagan can play in the halves and at loose forward and will fill the utility role left vacant by John Morris. Wests Tigers have an option on his services for 2011.

Wests Tigers Recruitment Manager Warren McDonnell said: “Mark is a raw talent. There is plenty of improvement in him and hopefully under Tim Sheens, we can bring that out.

“He is a tough no-nonsense player with a strong work ethic.”

Flanagan, 22, made his first grade for Wigan this year after joining the Warriors in 2007 from Bradford Bulls. A goal-kicker, Flanagan played against the Australian Schoolboys in 2006.

His father, Terry, represented Great Britain four times between 1983 and 1984.

Moors heads to Concord Oval looking for a fresh start after an injury ravaged season in 2009.

A second-rower/prop, 23-year-old Moors played 24 first grade games for the Panthers. Wests Tigers have an option on his services for 2011.

“Junior is a former Australian schoolboys forward who was struck down with a broken ankle in Penrith’s first trial game this year,”‘ said McDonnell.

“He didn’t start playing again until half way through the season. Junior is looking forward to working under Tim Sheens and will push hard for a first grade front row position.”

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