Featherstone Rovers head coach Ryan Carr has joined Leeds Rhinos backroom staff in a role he will couple with his head coaching duties at the Betfred Championship club. Carr, 31, joined Rovers ahead of the 2019 campaign and has overseen a sustained push for the end-of-season play-offs with Fev currently sitting fifth – Yorkshire Evening Post

James Bentley is set to play at hooker for St Helens on Friday evening as they face Hull FC. With James Roby currently absent through injury, youngster Aaron Smith was deputising for the experienced club captain but was injured in last weekend’s top-of-the-table clash against Warrington Wolves and hasn’t recovered in time for this weekend’s match – St Helens Star

Castleford Tigers have signed Cronulla Sharks winger Sosaia Feki on a three-year contract from 2020. The 28-year-old’s arrival comes hot on the heels of the club’s recruitment of Derrell Olpherts and George Griffin, both from Salford Red Devils, as head coach Daryl Powell looks to shake up his squad ahead of next season – Sky Sports

Jake Trueman and Jack Walker have been ruled out of Castleford’s and Leeds’ squads respectively for this Friday’s match at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle. Trueman picked up a concussion injury last time out for the Tigers as they defeated London Broncos. New Leeds signing Rhyse Martin, however, has arrived in the UK and has been included in Richard Agar’s 19-man squad for this weekend’s match – Total Rugby League

There is new doubt that Ottawa Stags may not be ready to join Betfred League One next season. RFL CEO Ralph Rimmer has admitted that the club have work to do in order to be granted entry to the system. “New York and Ottawa were given the same pathway, but on different timescales. Ottawa have been given the opportunity to join in 2020 provided they get over certain hurdles between now and then,” he told Rugby League Backchat recently – Total Rugby League