Warrington Wolves recall playmaker as international forward joins Super League rivals

Josh McAllister
Riley Dean in action for Castleford Tigers against Hull KR. Photo by James Heaton/News Images.

Riley Dean in action for Castleford Tigers against Hull KR. Photo by James Heaton/News Images.

Warrington Wolves have recalled Riley Dean from his loan spell at Castleford Tigers, with another youngster heading out on loan.

Dean, 21, linked up with Andy Last’s side at the end of June on a loan deal until the end of the season.

However, the promising half-back has been recalled by interim head coach Gary Chambers and is eligible to face Catalans Dragons this Friday in Super League.

Dean spent the start of the season on loan in the Championship with Sean Long’s Featherstone, scoring five tries in 11 appearances.

He represented Castleford on four occasions, with the Wire live on Sky Sports at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Round 21.

Luke Thomas joins Super League rivals on loan

Meanwhile, Wales international and young forward Luke Thomas has joined Hull KR on an initial two-week loan deal.

The prop forward was one of three loanees confirmed by Willie Peters on Tuesday, alongside Wakefield’s Isaac Shaw and Catalans playmaker Cesar Rouge.

Thomas has made six appearances for Warrington, and made his international debut last year in the mid-season clash with France ahead of the delayed 2021 World Cup.

The Robins travel to Wigan Warriors in Super League before next week’s Challenge Cup showdown with Leigh Leopards at Wembley Stadium.


Speaking on the incoming Thomas, Shaw and Rougé, Hull KR boss Willie Peters said: “We’re thankful to all three clubs for the opportunity to bring in these players this week.

“The two front-rowers, Isaac (Shaw) and Luke (Thomas) are certainly effort-based players. They compete hard and that’s the players we’re looking for this week.’

“César (Rougé) is coming over from Catalans and he can play halfback and hooker.

“He’s a competitive player with Super League experience.

“All three players are handy pick-ups ahead of this weekend as we’ve got players with knocks that would be a risk to play.

“We know Issac, Luke and César will compete hard for us on Friday.”

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