Rugby League Today: Leeds land Lolohea, Warrington sign Austin, Gelling on Widnes move

Drew Darbyshire

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What’s on site

Canberra half-back Blake Austin has joined Warrington as a marquee player on a three-year deal from 2019.

Leeds have signed Tonga half-back Tui Lolohea on a three-year deal from Wests Tiger from next season.

The latest ‘have your say’ feature is out now. Which Super League teams will finish in the bottom four?

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens thinks Todd Carney can hit the ground running once he arrives in the UK.

Leigh have signed utility-back Brendan Elliot on a deal until the end of the season following his release from Gold Coast.

James Clare has signed a new two-year contract extension with Castleford.

Sean O’Loughlin will return for Wigan on Thursday night, while Huddersfield will welcome back Jake Mamo. The 19-man squads have been announced.

Harvey Livett and Ben Pomeroy are set to return for Warrington on Thursday, but Catalans have named an unchanged team. The 19-man squads have been confirmed.

Huddersfield forward Ukuma Ta’ai has accepted a one-match ban for a dangerous throw.

Catalans front-rower Paul Séguier has joined Toulouse on loan until the end of the season.

The latest ‘life after league’ feature is out now. We caught up with former Ireland and Halifax star Luke Ambler on what he is doing now.

Widnes’ new recruit Anthony Gelling said he is excited for the club’s future after having regular chats with chief executive James Rule.

What’s in the papers

7 things we learned from this weekend’s rugby league weekend as Kevin Sinfield has baptism of fire at Leeds, report the Mirror.

Meet Liam Paisley – Wigan’s ‘slow burning’ back-rower who has found the hunger to match his talent, report the Mirror.

Super League chief Robert Elstone issues warning to clubs over youth development, report The Sun.

Josh Woods enjoying his spell in the limelight, report Wigan Today.

A final features in Warrington’s Rugby League World Cup 2021 bid, report Warrington Guardian.

Injury update on Saints trio ahead of Hull FC clash, report St Helens Star.

Lee Radford praises Jansin Turgut as he reveals he is back in Hull FC mix, report Hull Daily Mail.

Jamie Peacock on Hull KR’s top-eight chances, Danny McGuire form and Todd Carney signing, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

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It’s been a decent start to his time at Hull KR for Joel Tomkins!

What’s on TV/Radio

The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.

The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.

The latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.

The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.