Sunday 2 February
League Weekly’s Dave Parker reports that Wakefield have been monitoring the availability of Hull FC half-back Albert Kelly, after losing Danny Brough to injury. Parker claims that Trinity boss Christ Chester has already made enquiries after Kelly, but has so far been unable to prise him away.
Valencia are growing frustrated by “a lack of dialogue” from the RFL, according to League Express’ Aaron Bower. The Spanish club are eager to gain entry into League 1 next season, but Bower reports: “Huracanes officials are still waiting to hear back from the governing body about a participation agreement”.
Catalans boss Steve McNamara says there will be “more to follow” following the club’s signing of Israel Folau. Folau didn’t play for the Dragons against Wakefield, but McNamara is relishing his debut. He told Sky Sports: “We’ve made the signing, we’ve made the statement, there will be further stuff to follow – but not right now.”
Sonny Bill Williams admits his debut for Toronto didn’t go to plan, but remains optimistic. He told The Mirror’s Andy Dunn: “I’m just glad I got back out there and got a taste of it. I’ve got a good base to work from. It didn’t quite go to plan but it’s a game of footy and you win some, you lose some.”