keighley move for marayawa

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Keighley yesterday beat off competition from First Division rivals Featherstone to sign the Fijian World Cup player Sam Marayawa. The loose- forward impressed for Fiji in their first two Group One games, scoring a try in the 52-6 defeat of South Africa last Sunday.

Syd Eru, the New Zealand hooker, has tested positive from a "B" sample following his suspension from the World Cup. The result of the second drug test - on a sample taken after the Kiwis' opening game against Tonga on Sunday, which they won 25-24 - confirms the presence of pseudoephedrine in Eru's system.

Gary Tees and Paul Darbyshire have become the latest Warrington players to join Australian clubs. Tees, a prop, and the utility player Darbyshire have been signed by Sydney club Western Suburbs on two-year contracts. No transfer fees are involved because they are joining a club tied to the Australian league.