THESE are the stories, in brief, which have made rugby league headlines in England this week.

- The Duke of Sussex has relinquished his roles as a patron of the Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League.

The announcements come after Harry and wife Meghan confirmed they will not be returning as working members of the royal family.

- London Broncos have signed Zimbabwe-born prop forward Titus Gwaze from Wakefield.

- Castleford winger Sosaia Feki has suffered a major pre-season injury for the second successive year.

He faces another long lay-off after rupturing his Achilles tendon.

The Tongan international joined the Tigers on a three-year contract from Cronulla ahead of the 2020 season but has yet to make an appearance in Super League.

- Warrington head coach Steve Price has announced will leave Wolves when his contract runs out at the end of the 2021 season.

- Leigh have continued their recruitment ahead of their return to Super League with the capture of Australian outside back Brendan Elliot, nearly three years after they thought they had signed him.

- Former leading rugby league referee Billy Thompson has died at the age of 87.

- Catalans Dragons have announced Arthur Romano will miss the remainder of the Betfred Super League season with a serious knee injury.

- The club gaining promotion from the Betfred Championship to Super League in 2021 will do so via points percentage rather than the number of points won.

- Championship club Halifax have signed back-row forward Sam Hewitt on a season-long loan deal from Super League neighbours Huddersfield.