Dragons dismiss talk of Carney signing


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The Catalan Dragons have ruled out signing Todd Carney, the troubled half-back released by the Sydney Roosters.

Carney, the International Player of the Year in 2010, has had a series of run-ins involving alcohol. He was prevented from joining Huddersfield in 2009 by visa problems and his availability now will inevitably fuel talk of a move to Super League.

However, the Dragons' coach, Trent Robinson, says it will not be to Perpignan. "We are not in a position to sign Todd, although he is the sort of player we should be bringing into Super League," he said.

The Wakefield winger Luke George is rejoining Huddersfield on a two-year deal after five years away. Wakefield's Matt Blaymire is retiring at 29 because of a knee injury.

Widnes have signed the Crusaders half-back Rhys Hanbury on a two-year deal. Another Crusader, Jordan James, has signed for Salford, who have also recruited the New Zealand Warriors' Joel Moon.

Harlequins have signed Liam Colbon and Matt Cook from Hull KR, who are adamant that tomorrow's match against Castleford will go ahead despite the theft of a cable that powers their floodlights.