Widnes eyeing up audacious swoop for Wakefield half-back Liam Finn

Widnes have made a play to add Wakefield scrum-half Liam Finn to their squad ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline. Finn has found opportunities increasingly tough to come by in the Trinity side in recent weeks – and with his playing future appearing to lie elsewhere in 2019, Wakefield hierarchy are understood to be open to him moving away on loan…

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RFL to hold crucial Annual General Meeting on Wednesday – but what’s on the agenda?

All 38 professional clubs will sit down together today (Wednesday) at the Rugby Football League’s annual Council meeting – but any definitive decision on the league structure for 2019 is almost certainly unlikely to be reached, League Express understands. Sources on both sides of the divide have indicated to League Express that they do not expect a resolution on the…

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Wakefield in talks with Ryan Hampshire over new contract for 2019 and beyond

Tom Johnstone has agreed a new contract with Wakefield Trinity – and half-back Ryan Hampshire could be next to follow in his footsteps. Trinity last week secured a massive coup in convincing the England Knights winger to extend his current contract – which ran until the end of the 2020 season – and send out a statement of intent to…

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Castleford lead way in Mata’utia race – but someone must leave Tigers to allow arrival

Castleford Tigers are now overwhelming favourites to land the signature of Leigh Centurions fullback Peter Mata’utia – but there is one obstacle which needs to be cleared before the deal can be finalised. The Tigers are close to beating off competition from clubs like St Helens and Huddersfield to get Mata’utia’s signature on a long-term deal as the exodus at…

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Warrington sign Bodene Thompson as Leigh exodus begins

The exodus at Leigh Centurions has begun – with Warrington snapping up forward Bodene Thompson from the Championship side. Thompson has signed for the Wolves until the end of the season, becoming the first official departure from the Centurions as they look to trim down their squad with hopes of reaching the Qualifiers now slim going into the final weekend.…

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