Rams happy to give Tansey a chance

Former Leeds full-back Jordan Tansey, sacked by Hull FC last week, has been given a chance by Championship club Dewsbury to prove his value again.

Tansey, 24, had his contract terminated by the Super League club last week for a third breach of discipline in 12 months.

He is expected to make his debut for the Rams in tomorrow’s Northern Rail Cup tie with Doncaster at Keepmoat Stadium.

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Halifax have been dealt a significant blow ahead of their Championship defence with Mike Ratu out for four months.

The ex-Leeds Rhinos centre, who joined from Hull KR this winter and has Super League experience, broke his arm in last week’s 50-10 win over Oldham.

Halifax continue their Northern Rail Cup campaign at Whitehaven tomorrow when holders Batley Bulldogs entertain Gateshead Thunder without second-row Jason Walton who received a two-match ban for a spear tackle against Leigh.

Paul Mennell is available after his red card for a high tackle in the same match was deemed ‘sending off sufficient’.

Danny Grimshaw (hamstring) has a fitness test ahead of Hunslet’s visit from Workington, Sheffield Eagles are missing Misi Taulapapa and Quentin Laulu-Togagae at Leigh, Jonny Presley is doubtful for York’s journey to London Skolars while Keighley’s Ryan Benjafield may return from a shoulder reconstruction when they host Toulouse this evening.