TotalRL.com’s Matt Shaw says Leeds’ pursuit of Jai Field has lost momentum. The Rhinos are reported to be keen on bringing the former St George utility back to Headingley following his release from the Dragons at the end of last year. But Shaw writes: “Once Leeds do receive a quota spot it will be used to sign a forward, with Agar keen to add a powerful prop to his ranks as the season develops.”

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Saints boss Kristian Woolf is resigned to being without centre Mark Percival for at least two weeks following an injury sustained in the defeat to Warrington. He told the St Helens Star’s Mike Critchley: “He is going to be a couple of weeks, that is for sure. He has hurt his shoulder and sternum, he has had some scans, and we have got to go and meet with the doctor to figure out what our next moves are.”

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Steve Price is optimistic about Gareth Widdop’s hopes of making his Warrington debut in Sunday’s clash with Wakefield. The Wire boss told the Warrington Guardian’s Matt Turner: “Even last week, he was out on the field a lot. The 10-day turnaround into this week has helped more.”

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Sean O’Loughlin says he expects no selection favouritism from new England coach Shaun Wane, despite having worked with the former boss in his club career. He told the Daily Mirror’s Gareth Walker: “If I play well enough he’d pick me, but if I wasn’t he’d have no problem telling me that. That’s exactly what you want – you pick that team on who can perform best at international level and I know Waney will be doing that.”

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Bradford interim chairman Eriz Perez says the club remains “full on” in its quest to take the Bulls back into the city. He told the Telegraph & Argus’ Mike Crowther: “Those talks and those movements will be key in the next two to three months because we’re going to have to get something done in the next few months if we’re going to make it happen, so all I can tell you is we are going ‘full on’ on that.”