Rugby League: Wigan drop Offiah: Dorahy takes tough line

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THE Wigan coach, John Dorahy, has dropped Martin Offiah and Shaun Edwards as a disciplinary measure. Both have been left out of the team to play Whitehaven in the Regal Trophy on Sunday after missing Wigan's last league match at Castleford the day after the second Test against New Zealand last month.

Dorahy said that the dropping was 'an internal matter' and that he had not seen Edwards at training all week.

Wakefield Trinity have agreed a price with Leeds for the former Great Britain scrum-half, Andy Gregory, and hope to sign him today. 'We have agreed terms with the club. It is now just a matter of whether we can agree terms with Andy,' Wakefield's football chairman, Stuart Farrar, said.

Wakefield believe they can top any offer made by Salford, the other struggling First Division club interested in signing the 32-year-old player. 'It will be a very important signing for us,' Farrar said. 'He will bring much-needed direction and control into our play.'

St Helens are giving their Great Britain forward, Chris Joynt, a partial rest by naming him only as a substitute for tonight's Regal Trophy second- round tie against Dewsbury.

Saints are also without their other Test second-row, Sonny Nickle, who is serving a one- match suspension.