Anthony Gelling

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    Vodafone Warriors sign ex-Wigan centre Gelling
    Richard Becht
    Fri 12 Jan 2018, 11:02 AM
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    Anthony Gelling, who recently returned to Auckland after six seasons in England, has been signed by the Vodafone Warriors on a one-year contract.

    After being given an early release by the Wigan Warriors, the Cook Islands international was invited to train with the Vodafone Warriors this week.

    “It’s a stroke of luck for us that Anthony has come back,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney.

    “He proved himself in the Super League and has immediately impressed us at training this week.

    “We’re thrilled we’ve been able to add him to our squad. He brings size and some special skills, providing further depth and increasing competition among our outside backs.”

    In his six seasons with Wigan, Gelling (27) scored 52 tries in 114 appearances and also represented the Cook Islands at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

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    “Rugby league wasn’t the reason I came home,” he said.

    “I’d had six seasons in England and I really wanted to be back in New Zealand around my family. I’m grateful for everything Wigan did for me and for allowing me to head home early.

    “I wasn’t sure what would happen with my career but the opportunity came up to train with the Vodafone Warriors this week and now I’m excited about signing for the club.”

    Gelling was a Super League grand final winner with Wigan at Old Trafford in 2016 and was also in its beaten side in the 2014 decider.

    He helped Wigan to its World Club Challenge win against Cronulla in 2017 as well as playing in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley (a match Hull FC won).

    He last played in New Zealand in 2011 when he was in the Vodafone Warriors’ feeder side the Auckland Vulcans, who lost 28-30 to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bankstown in the dying moments of the New South Wales Cup at ANZ Stadium. The same season he tasted success at Auckland club level when the Howick Hornets won the Fox Memorial premiership for the first time.

    Anthony Gelling

    Date of Birth: October 18, 1990

    Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

    Junior Club: Howick Hornets

    Position: Centre

    Height: 1.96m

    Weight: 102kg

    Rep Honours: 6 Tests for Cook Islands (2009-2015)

    Previous Clubs: Sydney Roosters (2009-2010), Auckland Vulcans (2011), Wigan Warriors (2012-2017)

    NRL debut: Yet to make debut

    Super League Career: 114 appearances for Wigan Warriors (2012-2017)

    Super League Points: 208 (52 tries)

    NYC Career: 30 appearances for Sydney Roosters

    NYC Career: 28 (7 tries)

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    Sort of signing I like.Experienced pro who will be working hard to get a longer term contract........keep the other slackers on their toes......hope he works out.
     
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    I just hope he doesn't go around shitting all over hotels again...
     
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    Oh oh......I didn't know about that,still Nate Myles had form for that and he turned out to have one hell of a career.......hopefully history will repeat however knowing us Gelling will probably end up more Kevin Locke than Nate Myles.
     
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    Hes Probably grown up a bit since then.I hope he's
    Realised about positive perception.He seems aware of
    Social media an consequences
    The warriors are going to be a hard back line to get a start in
    I'm sure Anthony can push his way in there .
    There will Definitely be a lot of pressure to perform .
    Its going to be interesting to see who gets picked an where they
    Are played.
    Definetly a team starting to form
     
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    Details?
     
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    Hey lets bring up something that happened when he was a kid probably over ten years ago.
     
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    Apparently it was brown with traces of corn.
     
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    a good pick up i think for 1 season, a big strong guy, looked good with wigan

    will be good back up for whoever gets the nod round 1, keep them on their toes
     
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    It was 8 years ago, he hasn't done it since. Young fellas do dumb things and it was dumb but he seems to have passed an 8 years good behaviour bond.
     
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    Anyone else laugh at the “photographic evidence “ presented to the Roosters? lol
     
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    He hasnt taken a shit for 8 years?

    Incredible.

    Hopefully he’s now toilet trained.
     
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    Be good to see how he goes back home.
    Always a good performer at Wigan.
    Big body out wide , could push for a starting spot.
     
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    Probably lol
     
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    He'd shit on Ayshford.



    If they're roomed together.
     
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    I love how we have all gone through the grief process with supporting this bunch and are now in comedian mode :)
     
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    Last season u had to either laugh or cry.
    I've been in comedian mode for about 6 months now bro.

    U may not have noticed because I'm not very funny.
     
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    I'd always thought recreational shitting was more of a private school chaps/rugby union thing. Seems the two codes are getting closer after pro rugby came in