RL Today: Adam Hills in Channel 4 excitement & a fan who has seen it all
Adam Hills in Channel 4 excitement
Comedian Adam Hills says he is looking to bring a new slant to Channel 4’s coverage of Super League. (The Yorkshire Post)
Hills was unveiled yesterday as the new presenter of the broadcaster’s Super League coverage. He told The Yorkshire Post: “A lot of the stuff we’re going to be doing will be on the pitch and if a player wanders past who wants to stop and have a chat, feel free.”
Kevin Naiqama in his new colours
Former St Helens centre Kevin Naiqama seems to be enjoying himself back in the NRL. The Fiji international was terrific in his time at Saints, winning three Super League titles in as many years.
Great to have this guy back in the NRL! 💙❤️🤍#9WWOS #NRL pic.twitter.com/29JvKhWMvS
— NRL on Nine (@NRLonNine) February 7, 2022
FORMER SAINT: Kevin Naiqama relishing NRL return
Will Pryce on his idol Sam Tomkins
Super League’s new poster boy Will Pryce admits the desire to emulate hero Sam Tomkins is fuelling the blistering start to his rugby league career.
Pryce told Love Rugby League: “He is someone I idolised growing up and the stuff he did last year was unplayable, nobody could really touch him. I try to imitate those players.”
A fan who has seen it all
There can’t be many fans still alive who got to watch their club’s first-ever game!
Congratulations to lifetime Haven fan Ernie Rothery who today celebrates his 100th birthday. Ernie was born in Maryport and the youngest of four sons and was at Havens first match v Hull at the Recreation Ground in 1948. pic.twitter.com/I3iLsL3KKU
— Whitehaven Rugby League (@OfficialHavenRl) February 6, 2022
James Bentley’s World Cup goal
James Bentley wants to make both sides of his family proud this year by representing his boyhood club Leeds and his Irish heritage.
Bentley was born and raised in Leeds but is of Irish heritage through his mother’s side, who hail from Bangor in Northern Ireland. He made his international debut for Ireland in 2018 and has won five caps for the Wolfhounds so far.
When asked if he would like to play for Ireland in this year’s World Cup, Bentley told Love Rugby League: “Yeah. Obviously that is at the end of the year and I’m focusing on Leeds at the minute but I wouldn’t turn down an opportunity to play in the World Cup. It would be a great opportunity.
What an invention this is. Leon Pryce and Kevin Brown are firmly in the heated-gilet club!
😂 @leonpryce6 has joined @kevjonbrown in the heated gilet club, but we're just lucky he didn't end up in Leigh tonight!
"Heated gilet friends!" – @eljonesuk 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/o11u3jPJ9J
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) February 7, 2022
Former London Broncos, Warrington, Wakefield and Hull utility Sid Domic turns 47 today (February 8).
Also celebrating; NRL star turned WWE wrestler Daniel Vidot (32), Leigh winger Ed Chamberlain (26) and Widnes prop Tyler Dupree (22).
Craig Hall kicked his 500th career goal last night in Featherstone’s 28-6 win over Leigh at Post Office Road.
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