Weston parts with Warrington

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Warrington have parted company with one of their close season signings, Craig Weston, without him making a single appearance. The Australian stand-off joined Wolves four months ago after helping Widnes gain promotion to the Super League, but his contract has been cancelled because he was unable to move from Huddersfield, where he still lives near another of his former clubs.

"We are disappointed to have to part company with Craig, but he was unable to make the move from Huddersfield to the Warrington area due to personal reasons and this was putting unnecessary stress on him," the Warrington first-team coach, David Plange, said. "He was unable to meet the demands that we are requiring of our players due to travelling from Yorkshire each day to train."

Warrington may now make a move for a utility back to complete their squad, but have already decided that another Australian, Sid Domic, will play stand-off in the postponed friendly against St Helens on Wednesday.

The club have continued their links with Chorley of the Northern Ford Premiership by lending them Leroy Rivett to help him build up match fitness. Rivett, a Lance Todd Trophy winner in the Challenge Cup final while with Leeds, will be accompanied by two of Warrington's young players, Tom Kilgallon and Phil Braddish.

The London Broncos plan to finally announce their home ground for next season at the start of next week. The Broncos have been looking for a new ground since losing their base at Charlton Athletic at the end of last season.

Although a return to sharing The Stoop with Harlequins was a possibility at one stage, it now seems certain that they will be moving in with a lower division football club at Brentford or Leyton Orient.

London hope to be installed in time for the start of their Challenge Cup campaign next month, for which the draw for the third round took place yesterday. Gateshead Thunder and Featherstone Rovers, who shared a draw in the Northern Ford Premiership last month, are the only teams from that competition drawn against each other.

Amateur sides with home advantage over professionals include Castleford Lock Lane against Doncaster, Milford against struggling York and Wigan St Patricks against Dewsbury. The two French sides entering at this stage, St Gaudens and Toulouse, are at Keighley and Workington respectively.