Dominic Peters, a teenager from Acton who can play in the pack or on the wing, is in the squad for the tie at The Stoop. He has played for the club's highly successful under-19 side and becomes another English addition to what is still a largely Australian roster. One of those imports, the former Perth half-back, Damien Chapman, makes his competitive debut.
The administration of Super League also took on an Australian hue yesterday, with the arrival of Ian Robson to take up the role of marketing and public affairs director. Robson has the unique distinction of occupying high- profile jobs in three countries within a few months. He was a controversial chief executive of the Auckland Warriors until forced out midway through last season and was then head of the marketing operation for Super League in Australia.
"What we will do with Super League Europe is what we tried to achieve with Super League in Australasia - to put on the best of the best, week in, week out, and make it so good that everyone wants to read about it and hear about it," he said.
Doc Murray, the former Auckland full-back who failed to establish himself at Wigan last season, has joined Lancashire Lynx on loan. Murray had been playing trials with Wasps.
The Castleford utility player, Grant Anderson, has completed his move to Hunslet.