Morley seeks quick impact with Bradford bench debut

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"I've not come here just to play a couple of games," he said. "I want to help Bradford into the Grand Final."

Morley said that the opportunity to play with two of his Test colleagues, Stuart Fielden and Jamie Peacock, had been part of his motivation for this stint. "Playing with them is a big incentive for me, along with Iestyn Harris, because I go back a long way with him."

The Bradford coach, Brian Noble, said that he expected the Rugby Football League to close the loophole allowing such deals and the RFL's chief operations officer, Nigel Wood, admitted: "There is concern about the impact on the integrity of the competition."

Warrington have added to the sense of being a club going places fast by signing two wingers for next season. The Wolves, for whom Andrew Johns makes his debut tomorrow, have recruited Stuart Reardon from Bradford and Richie Barnett from Hull.

Reardon, who was Great Britain's winger in last year's Tri-Nations, will arrive on a three-year contract. "He has demonstrated that he has the ability to play and win Grand Finals and compete at the highest international level," the Warrington coach, Paul Cullen, said.

Barnett, who played for Hull in this year's Challenge Cup semi-final but was injured for the final, is coming on a two-year deal.

St Helens will lift the Super League Leaders Shield if they win at Wigan tonight. Another Wigan teenage forward, Lee Jewitt, will debut if Bryn Hargreaves is ruled out.

Another of the wave of short-term imports, the New Zealand Warriors' utility forward, Karl Temata, will make his debut for London at Salford tonight.

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