Super League will be sponsored for the next three years by the transport company Eddie Stobart. The haulier already sponsors Widnes, whose chairman, Steve O'Connor, sold his business to the firm several years ago. Stobart takes over from Engage Assurance.
Widnes have signed the former Wigan full-back Cameron Phelps. The Australian played for Wigan in 2009 and 2010, joining Hull the following year and being released at the end of last season. Widnes have another former Wigan player, Shaun Briscoe, earmarked as first-choice full-back, but Phelps is versatile. "I've kept myself in good shape by training with Canberra Raiders," said Phelps, whose two-year contract depends on him getting the necessary visa.
Wakefield have released the half-back Gareth Moore, who will play part-time for Batley in the Championship.