John Atkinson was renowned as one of Leeds Rhinos' greatest players.
Castleford Tigers sign half-back Cory Aston after he was allowed to leave Super League rivals Leeds Rhinos.
Super League champions Leeds Rhinos will play NRL side Melbourne Storm in Australia in the 2018 World Club Challenge.
Champions Leeds Rhinos will start the defence of their Super League title at Warrington Wolves on 1 February, 2018.
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