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Rugby League

Wakefield drop Moore and Parker

Wakefield have lost two players from their projected squad for the next Super League season. The Wildcats have released the 29-year-old prop Richard Moore who is now expected to sign for Crusaders, and have cancelled the contract of the Papua New Guinea centre Jessie Joe Parker.

Parker, who did well for neighbouring Featherstone last season, had agreed a two-year deal. But he has been unable to re-enter the country since going home to be with his son, who is suffering from malaria.

Wakefield have decided they can wait no longer and will use the money they are saving on their salary cap for Moore and Parker to recruit elsewhere.