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Hegarty signs with Souths

02/07/2004 06:27:31 PM Comments (0)

The Shane Richardson revolution at South Sydney has netted former Australian rugby league winger Shannon Hegarty.

The Rabbitohs on Friday announced they had signed Hegarty for the next three seasons - only 48 hours after the Sydney Roosters posted a message on their website insisting the 25-year-old would see out the remaining year of his contract.

Hegarty is the third player to sign with Souths since Richardson became chief executive and will join Peter Cusack and Scott Logan at Redfern next season.

"Shannon is a very talented footballer and is a group leader which is the type of player we want to attract to Souths," Richardson said.

"He is a quality human being and will be taking a leadership role both on and off the field for the South Sydney club over the next three seasons.

"He is a young man with a wealth of experience and a bright future in front of him and we are delighted he will be in red and green for the next three years."

Roosters chief executive Brian Canavan said the situation with Hegarty had changed in recent days.

"His manager was looking for an extension," Canavan said.

"We couldn't give him any guarantees."

Hegarty will play his first top grade game this season against North Queensland on Saturday night - he has struggled to break into first grade since missing the start of the year with an ankle injury.

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