Harris hands Griffin a chance
Salford Red Devils have continued their mid-season recruitment with the signing of threequarter Josh Griffin from Batley Bulldogs.
The 24-year-old is the younger brother of the Red Devils' ex-Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants prop Darrell and he could line up alongside him against one of his former clubs Castleford Tigers on Saturday.
Griffin, whose younger brother George plays for London Broncos, has been training with Salford for the last month and, after impressing coach Iestyn Harris, has been given a contract to the end of the season.
He made his First Utility Super League debut for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats against Salford in 2008 and also played for Huddersfield and Castleford before switching codes with Leeds Carnegie and returning to league with Kingstone Press Championship club Batley this season.
Griffin is the Red Devils' owner Marwan Koukash's third recruit from Batley following the capture of threequarters Jason Walton and Greg Johnson at the end of last season.
He is Harris' second signing of the week following the arrival of London Broncos centre Mason Caton-Brown, 21, on a two-and-half-year deal.
Caton-Brown began training with the Red Devils this week and is pencilled in to make his debut against Hull FC at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday, July 12, alongside New Zealand full-back Kevin Locke, who the club say has received his visa.