Sporting Digest: Rugby League

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The Independent Online
Chris Thorman, a scrum-half with the junior club Newcastle Eagles, has become the first player from the North-East to sign for a Super League club by agreeing a deal with Sheffield Eagles.

St Helens' Western Samoan forward Vila Matautia has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a broken arm sustained in Friday's quarter- final Premiership victory against Salford.