ST HELENS have announced the signing of 23-year-old utility forward Mark Flanagan on a two-year deal for 2012 and 13.
Flanagan was formerly with Wigan Warriors and is currently in his second year at Wests Tigers in Sydney.
Saints Coach Royce Simmons stated: “I coached Mark previously at Wests Tigers. He is a very good young British player who has benefited from his time in the NRL.
“He has an excellent attitude both on and off the field. He is tough and versatile, can play in the middle or on an edge and can cover at hooker if need be.
“He is a good addition to our squad for next year.”
Oldham-born Flanagan played for Wigan from 2007 to 2009 before making his NRL debut for Wests in March 2010 against Manly.
Since then he has made 22 appearances, scoring two tries.