Sol Bamba has signed a two-year deal with Leeds United after an undisclosed fee was agreed with Italian side Palermo.
Bamba spent the second half of last season on loan at Elland Road and is Leeds' third summer signing following the arrivals of goalkeeper Charlie Horton from Cardiff City and striker Lee Erwin from Motherwell.
The Ivory Coast international made 19 appearances while on loan in 2014/15 and also captained the side on several occasions.
Leeds Rhinos have signed Brisbane Broncos prop Mitch Garbutt, 26, on a two and half year contract.
The former Melbourne Storm front rower will arrive in Leeds this Saturday and begin training with his new team mates on Monday ahead of the Rhinos top of the table clash with St Helens next Friday, 3rd July at Headingley Carnegie.
I was very excited when the opportunity came up to sign with such a great club as Leeds. The Rhinos are such a successful side with a mix of youth and experience and this is a great opportunity to kick on with my own career as part of that group. I have watched the team on television over here and the side are always competitive and, more often than not, come away with the win which is an exciting thing I want to be part of.
We are delighted to welcome Mitch to the club. I have spoken to a number of people in Australia who rate him and the job he can do for a team. He is someone I have been looking at for some time and I think his style of play will fit well within our team and the Super League competition.
Sheffield batsman Joe Root was the star of the show as England beat New Zealand by 56 runs in their T20 international with New Zealand at Old Trafford.
The test-vice captain fired off 68 runs off just 46 balls.
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Rugby league celebrates it's 120th birthday this year and to mark the occasion, next month the game's governing body has organised a 120 mile walk, visiting everyone of rugby league's 22 founding clubs.
Today legends of the game helped launch the event at Fartown in Huddersfield, one of the games oldest grounds.
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Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of experienced midfielder Dean Whitehead.
The former Sunderland, Stoke and Middlesbrough player joins on a two-year contract.
Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has been ordered to pay €40,000 (£28,500) by an Italian court this morning, according to reports.
The charge relates to tax owed on an imported Land Rover.
According to Sardinian newspaper Unione Sarda, Cellino was acquitted of customs offences because the estimates of the Range Rover’s value fall below the threshold of criminal liability.
Leeds United owner, Massimo Cellino, is due in court in Italy today over allegations he evaded tax owed on an imported Land Rover.
If found guilty he could be banned from owning Leeds by the Football League for a second time.
Leeds boxer Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International and Commonwealth featherweight title in his home city in September.
The 24-year-old former dental technician will take on Australian Joel Brunker at the First Direct Arena in what will be the third defence of the title he won in Hull in November 2013.
Beverley's Kyle Edmund has lost on his return from injury at the Aegon Tennis Championships in Nottingham.
The 20 year old, who withdrew from the French Open with a stomach injury last month, lost in straight sets to Tunisian Malek Jaziri.
The British number three and world number 101 will now turn his attentions to Wimbledon next week after receiving a wildcard to compete.
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