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The Wigan chairman, Jack Robinson, is no longer to face charges of conspiracy to defraud a local newspaper. He has now been charged instead with incitement to send a false instrument and perverting the course of justice. Robinson was remanded on bail until a commital on 14 August.

The Australian centre, Andrew Patmore, has played his last match for Oldham. Patmore was contracted until the end of next season, but has suffered a serious groin injury and is to return to Sydney. The club has already begun a search overseas for a replacement.

The Rugby Football League's transfer tribunal yesterday ruled that Leeds may have to pay the Super League side Huddersfield up to pounds 80,000 for Marcus St Hilaire, the 19-year-old utility back. Huddersfield had been seeking pounds 125,000 for the player. The tribunal also ordered Batley must pay their First Division rivals Featherstone pounds 14,000 plus VAT for Carl Gibson, the former Great Britain utility player.