Scott Dureau Recommendations London to finish bottom 5pts 4-9 Ladbrokes Catalan to finish above Hull 3pts 10-11 Betfred Catalan +12.5 on handicap 1pt 10-1 bet365 Widnes +19.5 on handicap 1pt 8-1 bet365 missed much of last season after recovering from a life-threatening brain tumour but he has thankfully fully recovered and pacey winger Michael Oldfield and former Wigan enforcer Jeff Lima have arrived from Australia.
"It is tempting to take up the offer of Super League players on loan, but we will only do that for players in the right areas - and now that means at half-back
A lot of half-backs
will run or kick just because they have not done it for a while, but Andy does things for a reason.
And as if that wasn't enough, half-back
partner Kevin Brown last week suffered a potentially season-ending Achilles injury, heaping more responsibility on the new recruit.
The rivalry for the Welsh half-back
There are a lot of Welsh-qualified half-backs
who play at a higher level than me so, if I'm playing in the Queensland Cup, that'll help me improve my game."
"I was impressed with its vision and its plans for the future, plus having Frank Winterstein, Lloyd White and Hep Cahill on board is a huge bonus too and made my decision all the easier." Coach Denis Betts said: "Rhys is a high quality half-back
and, despite the fact he's only been over here for two years, he knows the English competition really well and knows how to control his team around a pitch."
Thunder boss Hood was desperately scouring clubs for a loan half-back
, but was forced to admit defeat when the pickings turned scarily slim.
Tony Grigot could make his Harlequins debut in tomorrow's live Super League match against Catalans.
In 2005 when they won their last All-Ireland Curran made up one third of the greatest half-back
line in modern history.
European rugby's top two half-back
pairings collide today in Cardiff to decide the destiny of the Six Nations.
WAYNE BENNETT has left open his half-back
options for Saturday's first Test against New Zealand by including four possibilities in his 19-man squad.