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World Cup boost for injured Burgess

Dewsbury's Sam Burgess will be back playing for England sooner than expected after injuring his knee in the opening World Cup game against Australia.

Sam Burgess of England is seen in action during the first pool A match of the Rugby League World… Credit: JULIAN SMITH/AAP/PA Images

It was feared the forward would miss the rest of the tournament after suffering a medial ligament injury during the 18 - 4 defeat to the hosts yesterday. But after being assessed by medical staff, it is hoped he will be back in time for the knock out stages.

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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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