Wakefield Wildcats have signed former England Academy international Paul McShane from Leeds Rhinos.
The 24-year-old hooker has penned a two year deal after the move from Headingley for an undisclosed fee.
McShane, played 63 games for the Rhinos , making his debut for the club in 2009.
He was part of the team that defeated the Manly Sea Eagles to lift the Wolrd Club Challenge in 2012.
McShane, who has previously worked under Wakefield head coach Richard Agar on a loan spell at Hull FC, is the latest ex Rhino to move to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium following the likes of Ali Lauititi, Lee Smith and , most recently, Richard Moore.s the
Wakefield have bolstered their pack for 2014 with the signing of former Melbourne Storm prop Scott Anderson from Brisbane Broncos.
The 27-year-old, who will join the Wildcats on a 12-month deal subject to a successful visa application, played in two Grand Finals for the Storm, including their 2009 win over Parramatta, and made his 50th appearance for the Broncos in 2013.
Anderson is Wakefield's third forward recruit for 2014 following the signing of Daniel Smith (South Sydney) and Richard Moore (Leeds) who will plug the gaps created by the departure of Frankie Mariano, Oliver Wilkes, Justin Poore and Kyle Amor.
Elston had been involved with the Wildcats for over 12 years, starting as a community development manager before working his way to roles in senior management and until recently was CEO.
Elston brought former Chairman Andrew Glover to the club who rescued the Wildcats from liquidation.
They then successfully applied for a Super League license in 2011. He continued to strengthen the board, attracting current chairman Michael Carter and director Chris Brereton. He has also been responsible for establishing the Wildcats Sport & Education Academy.
This provides the opportunity for Trinity’s Academy players to earn a qualification alongside full-time training for the first ever time from October. This has enabled the Wildcats to retain and attract some of the best young talent around including six England youth Internationals.
The Huddersfield Giants will go into the end of season play-offs as winners of the Super League Leaders Shield, after their 40-0 win against Wakefield clinched top spot in the table. It was their first major trophy for 51 years, and owner and Chairman Ken Davy told Calendar it's just the start.
Huddersfield Giants thrashed Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 40-0 last night to claim the Super League leaders' shield. It's the first time they've finished top of the table in 81 years, and they were presented with the trophy on the field at the John Smith's Stadium after the game.
Paul Sykes has signed a new one-year deal with Wakefield. Wildcats. The former England international, who joined the club from Bradford last season, will now remain with the Wildcats until the end of 2014.
Sykes was a key player as Wakefield made the play-offs last season, but has seen his influence diluted this year as a result of a broken leg.
He remains an important player at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, though, and is pleased to have agreed the deal.
"It's been a bit of an up and down season for me personally and I'm looking forward to starting afresh next year and stay the whole season injury free," he said.