Written by THE MOLE, May 30, 2016
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DRAGONS SNARE SIMS
Knights forward Tariq Sims has signed with the Dragons – and may move there as early as tomorrow.
Sims will play for the Knights against the Eels tonight, but there is a real possibility it will be his last game for the club.
RLW has learned that Sims has signed a three year deal with the Dragons starting in 2017. But if the two clubs agree on a release, that could be brought forward to this week.
Sims was keen to remain at the Knights but the two parties could not come to an agreement.
The Knights ended up only offering the big forward a one year deal, whereas Sims has been given security with the long-term contract at the Dragons.
Sims’ signing will be a handy mid-season boost for the Dragons in the wake of their narrow win over the Cowboys on Saturday night.
And if he can get out early, he will add fire power to a sizeable Dragons pack that already features big men Russell Packer, Leeson Ah Mau and Mike Cooper.
WILDCATS NO MORE
You read it here first . . . Super League outfit Wakefield are ditching their nickname ‘Wildcats’.
The team sheet at the Magic Weekend referred to them by their traditional name Wakefield Trinity – the same name that is now appearing on the club’s badge. Expect the website to change soon. Anthony Tupou is among the ex-NRL players at the in-form Yorkshire club.
TROLLS STRIKE TOMKINS
Former Warriors star Sam Tomkins admits he has been hurt by social media trolls.
The star fullback – now back at Wigan – says he cops “plenty of abuse” on Twitter.
“I just read them but don’t respond, as if I’ve not even seen it – but really it’s killing me,” he told London’s Sport magazine.