Hawks sign Elliott from Rams as Mapals dismissed

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Hunslet Hawks have signed utility back Marcus Elliott from Dewsbury Rams but winger Lee Mapals has been dismissed from the Hunslet club.

Elliott, 20, joined Bradford Bulls from Leeds Rhinos in 2011 and Glenn Morrison subsequently took him with him to Dewsbury Rams where he has been unable to force his way into the Rams’ first team squad.

Hawks’ director of rugby Darren Williams said: “I would like to thank Glenn Morrison and Dewsbury Rams for allowing Marcus the opportunity to join us for the rest of the season.

“He impressed us with his pace and illusiveness when he played against us on loan at Gloucester All Golds.

“We spoke to him about his plans for next year but when the opportunity arose to bring him in straight away we jumped at the chance.”

Meanwhile, Williams has confirmed that Hawks have terminated the contract of winger Lee Mapals who has been dismissed for gross misconduct following an initial suspension.