England head coach Steve McNamara is confident captain Sean O'Loughlin will be ready to face Australia next week, despite being ruled out of their opening Four Nations clash with Samoa.
James Graham will lead England in the first match of the Four Nations Series against Samoa in Brisbane on Saturday.
Hull KR have made their ninth signing ahead of the 2015 campaign with the arrival of French international hooker John Boudebza at the KC Lightstream Stadium.
Samoa are set to make their Four Nations bow against England in Brisbane in Saturday, though, head coach Matt Parish has been forced to omit a trio of players due to disciplinary reasons.
Australia coach Tim Sheens has named four debutants in his starting line-up for Saturday's Four Nations clash against New Zealand in Brisbane.
New Zealand have named two debutants in their side to face Australia in their opening 2014 Four Nations clash at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
​Super League champions St Helens have appointed Keiron Cunnningham as their new head coach.
Ian Lenagan has accepted full responsibility for the Wigan Warriors' below-par season after conceding they did not set out what they wanted to achieve.
Keiron Cunningham struggled to put into words what it meant to take over in charge of his home-town club after being confirmed as the new head coach at St Helens.
Huddersfield have signed promising back-row forward Oliver Roberts from relegated Bradford for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.
Super League champions St Helens are poised to announce their new head coach this morning, with Keiron Cunnningham the strong favourite to be appointed.
Wakefield have completed the permanent signing of Castleford winger Richard Owen.