Brough to interrupt honeymoon to play in World Cup

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Super League's form player of the moment, Danny Brough, is to interrupt hishoneymoon to play for Scotland in the World Cup.

The Wakefield scrum-half is the Scots captain for the tournament inAustralia this autumn, but the preparatory camp in Sydney clashes with hiswedding.

"He's going to fly out to Australia three days later than the rest of theparty," said Scotland's team manager, Richard Thewlis."It shows how keen he is to play for Scotland that he is prepared to cutshort his honeymoon like that."

Brough's performances for Wakefield this year have been so good that, had henot already declared himself for Scotland, he could well have been acandidate for selection by England.

"But this just shows how committed he is to the Scottish cause," Thewlissaid.

Wigan's Great Britain forward, Gareth Hock, has agreed a contract extensionthat will keep him at the club until after the 2011 season.

Hull have signed the Dewsbury prop-forward, Domonic Maloney, on a one-yearcontract for the 2009 season. He is the grandson of the former Hull playerJohn Maloney.

Sheffield Eagles are preparing to resign their former player, Damien Reid,when he is released from prison.

Reid, who was jailed for breaking the jaw of a friend on a night out, hadhis contract cancelled at Salford when he was imprisoned three months ago.

Thomas Leuluai of Wigan and Leeds' Brent Webb are both in the New Zealandside given little chance of beating Australia in their test in Sydney today.The Kiwis' recent poor form has led to them being regarded as no match forthe Australians, with the result that tickets have been slow to sell for NewZealand's first match under the coaching partnership of Stephen Kearney andWayne Bennett.

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