Red Devils sign Vikings pair while Hauraki heads to Widnes

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Salford Red Devils have announced the double-signing of Widnes Vikings’ duo Greg Burke and Ed Chamberlain, on loan until the end of the season.

As part of the deal, Salford have parted ways with Weller Hauraki who will link up with his new teammates at the Select Security Stadium.

Commenting on the acquisitions of Burke and Chamberlain, Salford coach Ian Watson said: “It’s great that we’ve been able to bring two new players into the side at this crucial juncture of the 2018 Betfred Super League season,”

“Ed [Chamberlain] is an outside back which is an area we have been short in this season and his arrival will only stiffen up the competition within the outside backs.

“Ed’s recent exploits in the Betfred Super League and at an international level with Ireland in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup have developed him into a real prospect.

“Greg [Burke] is a player who has competed at the highest level when coming through the ranks at Wigan Warriors and will add much-needed steel to our forward pack.

“He has led Widnes’ pack over the last few seasons in a dominant and intimidating fashion.”

Widnes interim coach Francis Cummins added: “We are excited to be able bring someone of Weller’s ability into the team,”

“He’ll give us a real lift, add threat to the team and improve our competition for places.

“Throughout this season, with injuries, we haven’t always had the opportunity to draw on our most senior and experienced players, who are able to guide the team.

“There are no doubts that Weller will offer real leadership and direction for the team.”