Castleford's Weller Hauraki could miss his club's Challenge Cup semi-final after being charged with a grade C offence by the Rugby Football League's match review panel.
Hauraki is accused if striking with his knees in a clash with Hull's Jordan Abdull in the Rigers' 18-18 Super League draw at the KC Stadium on Thursday July 24, 2014. The 29-year-old was not penalised by the incident was put on report. Hauraki will appear in front of a disciplinary panel on Tuesday and faces a two-to-three match suspension if found guilty.
Wakefield Wildcats have a new addition to their side Mickael Simon. The Catalan Dragon Prop, who was in the French team that reached the quarter finals of the 2013 World Cup, has signed a two year contract with the club.
Simon is the second acquisition for next season following the signing of Hull KR centre Craig Hall.
Bradford Bulls' new coach James Lowes says he's delighted to take up the position. But, as John Shires reports, it may well be too late for him to save the club from relegation from Super League.
Leeds Carnegie chairman, Sir Ian McGeechan, said the club was "disappointed' to be losing James Lowes but understood his desire to return to Bradford Bulls and wished him well.
Our search for a new coach begins immediately. Myself and Director of Rugby, Chris Gibson, will take our time to find the right man. This may take some time and in the meantime I will oversee the coaching staff and pre-season arrangements. All the players return from the off season next week in preparation for a very big year as we strive to realise our Premiership ambitions.
This has come out of the blue and has developed very quickly and whilst we are disappointed with the outcome we have come to a satisfactory agreement with James and the Bulls and we wish them both well.
Lowes will begin coaching the Bulls' first team tomorrow morning before leading Bradford into First:Utility Super League against his former employers on Sunday afternoon. Bulls chairman Marc Green said they were "absolutely delighted" to have someone of Lowes calibre as their new head coach.
As a board of directors, we recognise his talents, what he has achieved in the game, the names he has worked under and alongside in previous roles and also what he achieved last season with Leeds Carnegie. Regardless of what division we play in next year, we believe James is the right man to drive this club forward and into a new era. We have been working extremely hard to ensure we have the right man for the job and are confident James can achieve great things, both in the short term and in the long term.
Bradford Bulls have appointed former player and club legend James Lowes as their new head coach. Lowes leaves his position as head coach of rugby union side Leeds Carnegie to sign a 3 year contract at Odsal. The 44 year old spent 8 years at Bradford as a player.
Members of the press gather at a conference held by Bradford Bulls - they are about to reveal their new coach. The Bulls sacked Francis Cummins last week.
The Bradford Bulls will unveil their new coach at a press conference later this morning. The Bulls sacked Francis Cummins last week with the club second bottom of Super League and needing a minor miracle to survive relegation.