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Loan switch between Wigan and Huddersfield

Huddersfield's Larne Patrick will swap places with Wigan's Jack Hughes Credit: PA

Wigan and Huddersfield have agreed one-year loan deals for forward duo Larne Patrick and Jack Hughes respectively.

Patrick will leave Yorkshire to spend the 2015 season with the Super League runners-up, while Hughes will play for the Giants next year.

Twenty-two-year-old forward Hughes has found game time harder to come by of late and after 75 appearances in Cherry and White has sought to pep up his career, with Wigan saying his desire to do so met with Huddersfield's interest.

Patrick has made 136 appearances for the Giants since returning from a spell in the Australian lower leagues with Narrabean Sharks.

I am delighted to join Wigan.

This is an exciting new challenge and one I am relishing. I have had a great time at Huddersfield and would sincerely like to thank coach Paul Anderson for the way he has helped me.

I am hopeful that my development continues apace under Shaun Wane, another great British coach and someone I am excited to be working with.

– Larne Patrick, Wigan

Wales international Patrick has been on Wigan's wanted sheet for some time and Wane is pleased to have added the prop to his ranks - a position they need numbers in after the high-profile suspension of Ben Flower.


Tributes following the death of Leigh Centurions legend

Dick Breare was Leigh Centurions' second oldest surviving player Credit: Leigh Centurions

Leigh Centurions has led the tributes following the death of the club's oldest surviving player, Dick Breare.

Mr Breare, who was 93, first played the for the Rugby League club in October 1939. He died suddenly on Sunday.

He served in the Royal Navy during the Battle of the Atlantic and on D-Day and returned to the sport after the Second World War,

He went on to make 69 appearances for Leigh, scoring 4 tries and kicking 86 goals, enjoying a good run in the first team during the 1950-51 season, when he scored two tries and kicked 53 goals in 27 games.

Mr Breare finished his professional career with a spell at Widnes after a £300 transfer in November 1952, kicking five goals in seven games before hanging up his boots.

The club said he continued to take a great interest in the Leigh club and lived locally.

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