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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed Taulima Tautai from NRL club Parramatta Eeels. The 25 year old 6' 3" Samoan international will arrive at the club tomorrow.
Tautai has played over 70 first grade games in the NRL for Parramatta and Cronulla Sharks after making his debut in 2008.
“I can’t wait," said Tautai, who's hoping the move will help him make the Samoan squad for the World Cup later this year. "It’s a good opportunity for a new start and I’m looking forward to it. The game is really fast paced and physical over there so I think it’ll suit my game."
Wakefield prop Andy Raleigh has become the first of the Wildcats' out-of-contract players to sign a new deal for 2014.
Huddersfield Giants' England centre Leroy Cudjoe has been cleared to make his 50th consecutive appearance for the Giants at Widnes on Friday after avoiding suspension.
Cudjoe was charged with a grade A offence of punching during his side's 24-8 Challenge Cup fifth-round win over the Leeds Rhinos last Saturday but was able to submit an early-guilty plea and avoid a ban.
But Cudjoe's co-centre Joe Wardle has been handed a two-match ban after submitting an early-guilty plea following his sending-off against the Rhinos.
Wardle was sent off for the first time in his career and charged with a grade C offence.
Hull FC's long search for a scrum-half ended today when they completed the signing of Australian Jacob Miller on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
The Black and Whites tried to sign the 20-year-old Wests Tigers player before the season started to enable him to line up alongside major signings Gareth Ellis and Daniel Holdsworth but the NRL club insisted he remained part of their plans under new coach Mick Potter.
Miller recently lost his place in the Tigers team, however, and he was today released by the club.
– Peter Gentle, Hull FC coach
It's a timely acquisition for us in a position we have been looking to cover for some time now.
"Jacob is a player that has all the attributes to be a quality half-back and we feel can really benefit our side, as well as improving his own game."
Hull FC’s quest to recruit a new scrum half has ended with the capture of highly regarded Australian youngster Jacob Miller from Wests Tigers. The 20 year old has been signed on a two and a half year deal, and will head to the UK as soon as he receives the necessary visa clearance.
Former Hull and Castleford assistant coach Andy Hay has become the latest addition to Brian Noble's backroom staff at Salford City Reds. Noble, appointed as the successor to Phil Veivers, has signed up Hay and former Leigh, Castleford and Halifax full-back Stuart Donlan as his assistants.
They fill the void created by the departure of Sean Long, who resigned last month and subsequently joined Wigan.
.Donlan, 34, was assistant to Ian Millward at Castleford until both were sacked just over a month ago, while Hay, 39, recently left his post at Hull
Hull hooker or half-back Aaron Heremaia has signed a new contract that will keep him at the KC Stadium until the end of 2014.
The 30-year-old joined Hull on a two-year deal from New Zealand Warriors at the start of the 2012 season and has now agreed a 12-month extension.
Hull director of rugby Shaun McRae said: "Aaron is a good person to have around the club.
"His attitude is first class, he is very professional on and off the field and he fits perfectly in with the culture we have worked hard to create here at Hull FC."
Hull KR's Australian forward Cory Paterson has revealed he has a release clause in his contract making him a free agent if coach Craig Sandercock leaves the club.
The 25-year-old second rower played under Sandercock at Newcastle Knights and followed him to the Super League this year when he joined the Robins on a two-year contract from North Queensland.
Hull KR owners Neil Hudgell and Rob Crossland have confirmed they'll walk away at the end of the season unless they can find new financial backers.
– Neil Hudgell, Hull KR co-owner
“What the directors do at the present time is service debt. We do not not have the actual resource to enable the club to take that next big step up.
“I am actively looking for that fresh investment now, without which Rob and I will definitely not be continuing beyond the end of the season.”