Currently in the midst of a fullback crisis with several of their key players injured, St Helens have acted quickly to plug the hole, signing Parramatta Eels fullback, Adam Quinlan.
After the retirements of two players and injuries to several others, St Helens sought Quinlan as their ideal replacement for the role.
Still only 22, Quinlan joined the Eels from fellow NRL club, the St George Illawarra Dragons, and has since been playing for their feeder team Wentworthville.
Upon receiving his visa, Quinlan will link up with St Helens and get cracking for them.
St Helens coach Kieron Cunningham admits that it is not the first time the club approached Quinlan and he is pleased to have the youngster on board.
“We’re lucky enough to get the signature of Adam Quinlan, who is the back-up full-back at Parramatta,” Cunningham said.
“We’re waiting on visas.
“We looked at Adam originally when we had a few injuries. Shannon became available so we went with him. I think Adam was kicking himself that he didn’t make the decision to come.
“I spoke to him again when Shannon got injured and he is itching to come. He’s a good full-back and is an ex-half-back so he understands the game. He’s a real exciting player.”