Hunslet have boosted their playing roster with three more loan signings.

Two are props and the other is an outside back; all have registered, initially, for two weeks.

The front row men are Jackson Walker (aged 21) and Joe Hird (19) who have switched from Dewsbury Rams and Leeds Rhinos respectively. The wing/fullback is Mackenzie Turner, who is also a 19-year-old Rhino.

The acquisitions follow the announcement that Halifax have agreed a further fortnight regarding loan forward Cole Oakley, although Featherstone Rovers have recalled centre Jacob Doyle.

The Parksiders’ head coach Alan Kilshaw said: “I’m delighted to extend Cole’s loan spell. He has been outstanding for us since arriving and will continue to improve with more continuity and regular football.

“We have been looking at bringing a couple of middles in with the loss of Duane Straugheir and Dan Okoro through injury. Joe Hird has been on our radar for a few months now; he has been a stand-out in the reserves competition for Leeds and was Cornwall’s best forward against us when on loan with the Choughs a few weeks ago, so we’re happy he will be in our colours for the next few games at least.

“Jackson also came to our attention playing for Cornwall. He was mentioned to me by our director Peter Jarvis a few weeks ago and when I saw he had been loaned to the Choughs I made sure we had a look at him. He did very well in both games and I’m confident he will make a positive contribution to the group.”

`Killer’ concluded: “Mackenzie, meanwhile, is another player we have seen a few times this year, including in the Harry Jepson OBE Memorial Trophy game with Leeds in pre-season, and against us for Cornwall a few weeks ago. He is fast and strong, and has good footwork.”