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Leeds Rhinos captain announces plans to leave club

Leeds Rhinos captain Danny McGuire has announced that he will leave the club at the end of the current season.

Leeds Rhinos captain Danny McGuire Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire/PA Images

The 34 year old, who is the Super League's all-time record try scorer with 233, was out of contract at the end of 2018 but says he has decided to hasten his exit to allow young players an opportunity to play.

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Anthony Tupou leaves Wakefield Trinity due to homesickness

Wakefield Trinity has confirmed Anthony Tupou has departed the club by mutual consent.

Wakefield Wildcat's Anthony Tupou takes a big hit by Catalan Dragons players during the Dacia Magic Weekend match at St James' Park, Newcastle in May.

Tupou, 33, joined Trinity in 2016 on a two-year deal from NRL side, Cronulla Sharks. In his time at the club he made 18 appearances and scored four tries.

The second-rower expressed his desire to return back to Australia to be with his family after the end of the 2016 season after suffering with homesickness.

Unfortunately things did not work out as well as we all had hoped, Anthony and his family were suffering a lot with homesickness. We wish Anthony and his family the very best in the future.

– Michael Carter, chairman

Denny Solomona signs three-year deal with Sale

Record breaker: Denny Solomona Credit: PA

Denny Solomona has walked out on Rugby League side Castleford Tigers to sign a three year deal with Rugby Union club Sale.

The 23-year-old, who broke the record for the most tries scored in a Super League season this year, failed to report back for pre-season training with the Tigers despite having two years left on his contract.

The move is set to trigger legal action, with Castleford threatening to take the matter to the High Court, with the backing of the Rugby Football League.

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Hull FC sign Championship centre

Hull FC have announced the signing of young centre, Nick Rawsthorne, from Halifax RFLC for the 2017 season.

Lee Radford is pleased to have the 20-year-old on board Credit: Press Association

The 20-year-old has signed an initial one-year deal with an option in the club's favour should they wish to extend his deal.

A convert from rugby union, where he represented England U18s and Leeds Carnegie, Rawsthorne also had a spell in the academy at Leeds Rhinos before joining Halifax.

I'm really pleased to add Nick to the squad next year, I think he has all the attributes to become a first-team regular for our club.

He has been very impressive in the reserves competition this year for Halifax, particularly when he played against us, whilst is accuracy with his goal kicking is also a real plus.

He is at a great age to progress his career to the next level and along with Jack Logan coming through the long term future of our outside backs looks very promising.

– Lee Radford, Hull FC head coach
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