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Sol Bamba completes Leeds transfer

Sol Bamba has signed a two-year deal with Leeds United after an undisclosed fee was agreed with Italian side Palermo.

Sol Bamba Credit: Press Association

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.

Rhinos sign Brisbane Broncos prop Mitch Garbutt

Leeds Rhinos have signed Brisbane Broncos prop Mitch Garbutt, 26, on a two and half year contract.

Mitch Garbutt Credit: www.broncos.com.au

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.

– Mitch Garbutt

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.

– Brian McDermott, Leeds Rhinos Head Coach

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Terriers complete Dean Whitehead signing

Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of experienced midfielder Dean Whitehead.

The former Sunderland, Stoke and Middlesbrough player joins on a two-year contract.

Reports: Leeds owner Cellino fined for tax evasion

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.

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Leeds boxer to defend title in home city

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International and Commonwealth featherweight title in his home city in September.

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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.

Edmund loses on return from injury at Notts tennis championships

Beverley's Kyle Edmund has lost on his return from injury at the Aegon Tennis Championships in Nottingham.

Kyle Edmund Credit: PA

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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