Warrington end interest in Skerrett

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Warrington have withdrawn their offer to Kelvin Skerrett after deciding to wait no longer for an answer from the Wigan, Wales and Great Britain prop.

Wigan have made Skerrett available in order to cut their wage bill, but he would prefer a club nearer his Yorkshire home.

Wigan have asked the Western Reds to explain why they played Barrie-Jon Mather in an Optus Cup match without agreeing a transfer with them. Mather failed in court to have himself declared a free agent, but is in the process of an appeal.

The former Wigan and Great Britain forward Billy McGinty has been told not to play again for his present club, Workington Town, before the end of May. A brain scan has shown no bruising but McGinty has suffered from headaches since playing in the Fiji Nines in February.

Leeds' new signing, Nathan Picchi, is to train with his new team-mates for the first time today and could come into contention for Sunday's game against Sheffield Eagles.