Sporting Digest: Rugby League

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The Independent Online
The former Oldham Bears forward, Gary Lord, has joined Wakefied Trinity on a one-year contract.

The BBC will televise the Silk Cut Challenge Cup fifth-round tie between Castleford and Bradford Bulls on Saturday 28 February (3pm) and, on the following day, St Helens v Warrington (1.45pm).

A retired schoolmaster John Cornwell, 58, a former deputy leader of South Yorkshire Council, has been appointed as the inaugural chairman of the Youth Commission, the body set up to establish a common policy for the development of junior rugby league in Britain and Ireland.