Leeds Rhinos departing captain Kallum Watkins has been deprived of a farewell appearance at Headingley Stadium after an administrative error has resulted in his registration as a Gold Coast Titans player coming prior to the Rhinos’ match this Sunday against Catalans Dragons. The centre has now departed for Australia – Total Rugby League

Huddersfield Giants are being strongly linked with a move for Catalans back-rower Kenny Edwards with rumours suggesting he is set to sign a three-year deal with the club. Reports Down Under have gone so far as to say that the former Parramatta player has already put pen to paper to join the Giants for 2020 – Love Rugby League

Hull FC fans have thrown down the gauntlet to cross-city rivals Hull KR ahead of this evening’s derby clash with former X Factor contestant Wagner recording a special message in support of the Airlie Birds – Hull Daily Mail

Trent Merrin has been confirmed as Leeds Rhinos captain for Sunday’s match at Emerald Headingley against Catalans, coach Richard Agar backing the former State of Origin star. “Trent is one of those guys you would want beside you in the trenches and I know he will lead by example,” he said – Leeds Rhinos

Ryan Brierley is set to return to Leigh Centurions after they came to an agreement with Toronto Wolfpack for the player to join on loan. The 27-year-old starred earlier this season for the club, scoring five tries in four matches and, if the move happens, will be his third spell with Leigh – Total Rugby League

Castleford Tigers forward Junior Moors will miss the rest of the season after the big forward suffered a fractured a hip. It hasn’t yet been confirmed how long he will be out for – Pontefract and Castleford Express