Saints capture giant prop Walmsley

Alex Walmsley is welcomed to Langtree Park by caretaker coach Mike Rush

Alex Walmsley is welcomed to Langtree Park by caretaker coach Mike Rush

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SAINTS have signed giant prop Alex Walmsley, regarded by many as one of the most exciting prospects in rugby league.

The 6ft 5in forward penned a three-year contract at Langtree Park yesterday (Wednesday).

He joins from Yorkshire side Batley Bulldogs.

Club chairman Eamonn McManus said: “Alex is one of the most promising and exciting prospects in the game and we are delighted to have secured his services ahead of stiff competition from other clubs.

“He is a powerful forward who we have no doubt will suit Saints style of play. We look forward to welcoming him into the club.”

Walmsley, 21, HAS also played for GB Students and Dewsbury Celtic.