HUNSLET HAVE made two signings to boost their hopes of winning the Kingstone Press League One Shield.
Winger James Duckworth has returned to the club on loan from Featherstone Rovers and they have brought in another ex-Leeds Rhinos academy player, hooker Luke Teasdale, who has been playing for amateur side Stanningley.
Duckworth, 23, joined Featherstone from Hunslet on a two-year deal during the 2016 season.
He touched down six times in 22 games for the Parksiders in 2014 and 2015, including a try in the 2014 Championship Grand Final win over Oldham at Headingley.
Teasdale also 23 was previously on the books at Featherstone and has been recommended by Hunslet player Matt Nicholson who is coach of Stanningley.
Duckworth provides cover for knee injury victim Tommy Brierley.
Teasdale will stand-in for Jack Lee who requires surgery on a torn ligament in his lower biceps.
Hunslet have no game this weekend.
Meanwhile, goal kicking stand-off Patch Walker has handed Batley Bulldogs a boost ahead of Sunday’s final Kingstone Press Championship fixture away to London Broncos (3pm). The former Dewsbury Rams and Sheffield Eagles man has signed a new contract keeping him at Batley until the end of next season.