Barrovian Ryan Shaw is returning to rugby league with Betfred Championship side Leigh Centurions after leaving union club Yorkshire Carnegie last weekend.

Shaw, who only switched codes last autumn after leaving Hull Kingston Rovers, has been released from his one-year contract at Headingley on compassionate grounds as he wants to be nearer his family.

The 27-year-old previous played for Leigh on loan from Warrington in 2012, just before the first of his two spells with Barrow Raiders.

There were plenty of players with Barrow and Furness connections in action over the course of the weekend, including Askam's Jacques O'Neill, who played for Castleford Tigers at Catalans Dragons in what was Israel Folau's debut.

Folau, who was sacked by the Australian Rugby Union last year for his homophobic comments on social media, scored a try after just six minutes as the Dragons won 36-18, with Sam Tomkins scoring a hat-trick.

Barrow Island product Brad Singleton came up against former Raider Joe Bullock when Toronto Wolfpack faced Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium.

The Canadians levelled the match at 10-10 early in the second half thanks to Bodene Thompson's try but the hosts eased clear to win 36-10, as Bevan French and Liam Farrell both scored two tries.

Ex-Barrow prop Josh Johnson was in from the start for Salford Red Devils, who lost out 12-10 at home to Huddersfield Giants thanks to a late penalty from Aiden Sezer.

Haverthwaite's Will Maher was involved in Hull KR's 52-10 thrashing at the hands of Leeds Rhinos, who looked fresh after their previous match at Huddersfield was postponed.

Harry Newman and Cameron Smith both scored twice for the Rhinos, while their other tries came from Jack Walker, Ash Handley, Konrad Hurrell, James Donaldson and Richie Myler.

Barrow's Morgan Knowles helped champions St Helens come back from a 6-2 half-time deficit to beat Hull FC 32-18 at the KCOM Stadium in what was an impressive second half performance.

In the Championship, former Raiders winger Deon Cross scored for Widnes Vikings, in their 38-12 defeat against London Broncos, while Brett Carter and Tom Walker were in the Whitehaven side who lost 16-14 at home to Oldham.