Sporting digest: Rugby League

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The Independent Online
MARTIN OFFIAH will leave Australia with a large pay-off after just 52 minutes of action for Eastern Suburbs. He hopes to fly home to be in Manchester on Tuesday for surgery on the shoulder which he injured in his first match for his Australian club. It now seems unlikely that he will be fit for the start of next season.

CHORLEY BOROUGH and Nottingham City, two of the Rugby Football League's three relegated clubs, will play in next season's new National Conference League. Blackpool, the other club to lose their place in the league, have decided to compete in the Alliance Second Division.