Wigan Warriors can confirm that Chris Melling has joined Harlequins RL.
Speaking about the news, Chairman Maurice Lindsay said,
"It's now a well known fact in Rugby League life that a club cannot hang on to all of it's players, much as it would like to. Chris started his career at this club and has been an excellent club member.
"Sadly the salary cap regulations meant that we could not offer him the salary that Harlequins are able to provide for him. We wish him well and we also believe that he will prove to be a good signing for the Harlequins."
Speaking about the move, Chris told the Harlequins website,
"It's an exciting opportunity for me and my girlfriend and a great new challenge."
Melling is expected to be used primarily as cover at hooker.