Wakefield tear up Newton contract

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Wakefield have cancelled Terry Newton's contract, following his admission that he took human growth hormone. Newton was provisionally suspended for two years last week after becoming the first athlete in the world to be caught taking the banned substance. "This is a landmark in the fight against doping," said the chief executive of the UK Anti-Doping Agency, Andy Parkinson. He called the hormone "a substance that has previously gone undetected because it leaves the system fairly quickly."

Melbourne Storm are set to include English-born Gareth Widdop in their 17 for the World Club Challenge against Leeds. The 20-year-old was man of the match in the Storm's warm-up win over Harlequins but is unlikely to start. Leeds' main doubt is the winger, Scott Donald, who injured a shoulder in the win over Salford on Friday. Salford's Stuart Littler has been called before today's RFL disciplinary hearing charged with illegal use of the forearm on Leeds' Ryan Bailey. Catalan Dragons' Olivier Elima is also up, for a high tackle against St Helens.

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