Devils land Carney, Bulls appoint Toovey

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Salford Red Devils have signed former Australia international Todd Carney, while the reformed Bradford Bulls have appointed Geoff Toovey as head coach.

Carney has agreed a one-year deal with Salford after the 30-year-old half-back was released by Super League rivals Catalans Dragons at the end of last season.

Salford chief executive Ian Blease said of the former New South Wales State of Origin playmaker: "Todd will be a vital part of our jigsaw and is a real statement of our intent.

"He is a world-class player and match-winner. We are delighted to get his signature and are greatly looking forward to his arrival for the start of the season."

Ex-Manly Sea Eagles coach Toovey has been charged with the task of leading a newly-created Bradford club out of troubled waters.

Toovey will take charge of a new-look team that will start the Championship season with a 12-point deduction after the Bulls were liquidated before Andrew Chalmers and Graham Lowe took ownership of a reformed club.