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The Welsh international Kevin Ellis has signed a two-year contract for the Rugby Union team, Treorchy, just days after agreeing a three-year contract with Australian Rugby League team, Gold Coast. He will join Treorchy after ending his Gold Coast season in August.

First and Second Division clubs will follow the lead of Super League by using four substitutes, with a maximum of six changes, from now on. The Challenge Cup final will also be played with four substitutes for each side.

Billy McGinty, captain of Workington Town, is to have a brain scan and will not play for five weeks after complaining of severe headaches since his return from the World Nines in Fiji.