Hull KR loose forward Dave Petersen is to join his Robins team-mate Louis Sheriff in Australia in 2013. 20-year-old Petersen, who made four Super League appearances in 2012 when he spent most of the season on a dual registration with Workington,
was due to sign a new deal at Craven Park when he received an offer from Queensland Cup team Mackay Cutters. has signed a 12-month contract with the Cutters, who have also recruited Rovers' Australian prop Joel Clinton to play alongside Wales international Neil Budworth.
Full-back Sheriff also rejected the offer of a new contract with Hull KR to sign for Brisbane Redcliffe Dolphins, who play in the same league as Mackay.
Live sports action from the region's football teams today
Hundreds of cyclists and spectators descended on a former Halifax tip for a cycling event with a difference.
Melbourne Storm have regained Rugby League's World Club Challenge title after beating Leeds Rhinos 18-14.