Phelps heads to Wigan

Canterbury have released their utility back, Cameron Phelps, so that he can join Wigan next month. The 24-year-old wing or centre will play his last game for the Bulldogs against Cronulla on Monday.

“Cameron has requested an opportunity to further his career overseas and he has been a tremendous servant to this club,” said the Canterbury chief executive, Todd Greenberg.

Phelps is not registered for the Challenge Cup and Wigan have no match the following week, so it will be mid-June before he can make his debut. His arrival with enable Phil Bailey to move back into the pack to cover for the loss of Sean O’Loughlin for the next three months.

Click here to read Dave Hadfield's latest blog entry

Harlequins will be without their leading try-scorer, Matt Gafa, for the rest of the season. The centre, with ten tries so far this year, suffered a serious pectoral injury in the victory over Hull on Sunday, separating the tendon from the bone.

“We’re going to miss a try-scorer but, as with any of our injuries this season, it will open a door for another of our exciting juniors,” said Quins’ coach, Brian McDermott.

Oldham have signed the British Army’s dual code Fijian international winger, Ben Seru, who played against them in the early rounds of the Cup.

The 30-year-old will not be able to play in next week’s quarter-final against Wakefield, but Oldham’s chairman, Chris Hamilton, said: “This is an exciting signing for us.”

The Hull KR captain, Michael Vella, has signed on for another three years at the club.

The Super League leaders, Leeds, will be without their French signing, Eric Anselme, for tonight’s game at Bradford. Under the terms of his loan from Albi, he is being released to play for them against Limoux in the French Cup Final.

The Rhinos replace him in their squad for Odsal with Luke Burgess, who could face his younger bother, the Bulls’ Sam.

Bradford have two Kiwi internationals, Joe Vagana and Shontayne Hape, available again after injury as they look to change the pattern after two defeats by the Rhinos so far this season.

BUY RUGBY WORLD CUP TICKETS

Suggested Topics
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

Greece referendum

Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
Ten years after the 7/7 terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?

7/7 bombings anniversary

Ten years after the terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?
Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has created

Versace haute couture review

Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has ever created
No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

No hope and no jobs in Gaza

So the young risk their lives and run for it
Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

Fashion apps

Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate