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Rugby League: Ins and outs for Super League 2002.

Bradford Bulls

New recruits: Lesley Vainikolo (Canberra), Brandon Costin (Huddersfield)

Departures: Henry Paul (Gloucester), Shane Rigon (South Sydney), Graham Mackay (Hull)

Castleford Tigers

New recruits: Wayne Bartrim (St George Illawarra), Andy Johnson (London), Kyle Warren (North Queensland), Ryan Hudson (Wakefield).

Departures: Aaron Raper (retired), Adrian Vowles (Leeds), Jason Flowers (Halifax), Ian Tonks (Featherstone), Jon Roper (Leigh), Darren Shaw (Salford).

Halifax Blue Sox

New recruits: Robbie Beckett (Penrith), Colum Halpenny (Parramatta), Dave Woods (Penrith), Chris Birchall, Craig McDowell (both Bradford), Karle Hammond (Widnes), Jason Flowers (Castleford).

Departures: Damian Gibson (Salford), Jason Lee, Martin Moana (both Doncaster), Paul Davidson (Rochdale), Phil Hassan (released), Matt Firth (Keighley), Adam Hughes (Widnes).


New recruits: Craig Greenhill (Penrith), Sean Ryan (Cronulla), Toa Kohe- Love (Warrington), Chris Chester (Wigan), Graham Mackay (Bradford via Leeds RU).

Departures: Tony Grimaldi (Canterbury), Luke Felsch (Parramatta), Logan Campbell, David Maiden, Michael Docherty (all released), Paul Broadbent (Wakefield).

Leeds Rhinos

New recruits: Ben Walker (Northern Eagles), Adrian Vowles (Castleford), Matt Adamson (Penrith), Willie Poching (Wakefield), Wayne McDonald (St Helens), Japie Mulder (South African RU).

Departures: Iestyn Harris (Cardiff RU), Jamie Mathiou (Ipswich, Queensland), Robbie Mears (Wests Tigers), Brett Mullins (Dydney Roosters), Bradley Clyde (retired), Dave Wrench (Wakefield), Anthony Farrell (Widnes).

London Broncos

New recruits: Richard Marshall (Huddersfield), Francis Stephenson (Wigan), Steve Hall (St Helens), Chris Thorman (Huddersfield, loaned back to the Giants), Rob Purdham (Whitehaven), Wayne Evans (Northern Eagles), Russell Bawden (Melbourne Storm), Iain Higgins (Hunslet), Neil Budworth, Rob Jackson (both Wigan on loan).

Departures: Andy Johnson (Castleford), Justin Dooley, Glen Air, Brett Warton, Tony Mestrov, Shane Millard, Olu Iwenofu, Steffan Hughes, Michael Forbes, Iain Morrison (all released), Yusef Sozi (Batley), Tulsen Tollett, Greg Fleming (both retired), Marvin Golden (Doncaster).

St Helens

New recruits: Darren Britt, Barry Ward (both Canterbury), Darren Albert (Newcastle), Martin Gleeson (Huddersfield), Ade Gardner (Barrow).

Departures: Anthony Sullivan (Cardiff RU), Vila Matautia (Leigh), Kevin Iro, David Fairleigh (both retired), Heath Cruckshank (released), Steve Hall (London), Wayne McDonald (Leeds).

Salford City Reds

New recruits: Damian Gibson (Halifax), Darren Shaw (Castleford), Darren Treacy (St George Illawarra), Alan Hunte (Warrington), Jason Ebrill (Northern Eagles), Ian Watson (Widnes), Mark Corvo (Brisbane).

Departures: Darren Brown (retired), Martin Offiah (Wasps RU), Kris Tassell (Wakefield), Karle Hammond (Halifax).

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

New recruits: Paul Broadbent (Hull), Ian Knott (Warrington), Damon Keating (Toowoomba), Troy Slattery (unattached), Nathan Wood (New Zealand Warriors), Kris Tassell (Salford), Dave Wrench (Leeds).

Departures: Justin Brooker (South Sydney), Martin Pearson (Pau RU), Tony Tatupu (released), Paul March (Huddersfield), Keith Mason (Melbourne), Willie Poching (Leeds), Ryan Hudson (Castleford), Frank Watene (Dewsbury), Gary Price (retired), Julian O'Neill (Widnes).

Warrington Wolves

New recruits: Sid Domic, Matthew Rodwell (both Penrith), Darren Burns (Brisbane), Tom O'Reilly (Woolston), Matt Sturm (Workington), Dale Cardoza, Dale Laughton, Nick Fozzard (all Huddersfield), Kevin Crouthers (Dewsbury), Leroy Rivett (Leeds), Leon Felton (Canterbury Bulldogs), Mark Hilton (Wigan), Paul Marquet (Newcastle Knights), John Hill (Alliance), Steve Maden (Academy).

Departures: Allan Langer, Kevin Walters, Andrew Gee (all Brisbane), Danny Nutley (Cronulla), Toa Kohe-Love (Hull), Ian Sibbitt (Melbourne), Tawera Nikau, Martin Masella, Gary Mercer, Steve Georgallis (all retired), Dave Highton, Alan Hunte (both Salford), Ian Knott (Wakefield), Steve McCurrie (Widnes), Jamie Stenhouse (released).

Widnes Vikings

New recruits: Stuart Spruce (Bradford), Daniel Frame (Wynnum-Manly), Robert Relf (North Queensland), Ryan McDonald, Dan Potter, Barry Eaton (all Dewsbury), Steve Carter (Penrith), Troy Stone (Huddersfield), Anthony Farrell (Leeds), Adam Hughes (Halifax), Steve McCurrie (Warrington), Julian O'Neill (Wakefield), Blake Canavo (Sydney Roosters).

Departures: Richard Agar, Matt Long (both Rochdale), Simon Knox (Leigh), Tommy Hodgkinson (Oldham).

Wigan Warriors

New recruits: Jamie Ainscough, Craig Smith (both St George Illawarra), Danny Sculthorpe (Rochdale), Julian O'Neill (North Queensland), Sean O'Loughlin, Stuart Jones, Stephen Wild, Luke Robinson (all Academy).

Departures: Matthew Johns (Cronulla), Neil Cowie (retiring), Steve Renouf (released), Phil Jones, Wes Davies (both Orrell RU), Chris Chester (Hull), Francis Stephenson (London).
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Mar 1, 2002
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