Workington Town have snapped up dual code centre/winger Calvin Wellington to the end of the season.

The speedy three-quarter came through the academy at St Helens before joining Welsh rugby union side Dragons. He also spent a month’s trial with Salford earlier this year, featuring in the Super League club’s pre-season encounter with Wigan Warriors.

And now he heads to Workington where he could face a baptism of fire against Leigh Centurions in the 1895 Cup this Sunday.

Town’s director of rugby Gary Murdock was delighted to welcome the 23-year-old Welshman on board.

He said: “Calvin is renowned as a fast, skilful and agile centre or winger.

“We’re extremely pleased to have landed a player with his pedigree as we look to kick on this season.”

Wellington, who played alongside Wales wing Regan Grace at Saints, played rugby league for South Wales Scorpions prior to signing a professional deal with St Helens.

Town have been training at Workington Reds’ Borough Park while their own pitch is undergoing work and they announced this week that their clash with Coventry Bears would also be played there.