St Helens forward Morgan Knowles is suspended for four games and fined £500 after being found guilty of a dangerous throw.
Huddersfield Giants forward Oliver Roberts signs a new five-year deal with the Super League side.
Cardiff City move within a point of the automatic promotion spots in the Championship with an efficient win over Bolton.
The rights to show Premier League games from 2019-2022 are sold for £4.464bn - with two live packages remaining.
England prop Kieran Brookes will leave Premiership side Northampton Saints at the end of the season.
Gloucestershire sign Australia pace bowler Daniel Worrall as their overseas player for the first part of the 2018 season.
Winger Jacques Maghoma signs a new contract with Championship side Birmingham City until 30 June 2020.
Wales women's manager Jayne Ludlow says Ryan Giggs' glittering club career will "not help" to win over his players.
Team news and preview as Melbourne Storm host Leeds Rhinos in Friday's World Club Challenge at AAMI Park (09:00 GMT).
Number eight Sam Simmonds is out of England's next two Six Nations matches after picking up a shoulder injury in the victory over Wales.