Leeds' new prop, Jamie Mathiou from North Queensland Cowboys, has arrived despite being initially refused entry at Manchester airport. He is expected to make his debut against Halifax on Boxing Day, and Leeds are to play another pre-season friendly against St Helens in January. Castleford have signed another Cowboy, the stand-off Adrian Vowles.
Richard Bramley, who led Cambridge to victory in this month's rugby union Varsity match at Twickenham, will play for the Light Blues in this season's league version. Jonathon Griffiths, a Super League player with Paris St- Germain in 1996, will also be going for the "double" when Cambridge meet the Dark Blues at Richmond RUFC on 12 March.Reuse content