Former star hails Will Pryce
Huddersfield full-back Will Pryce is the most exciting talent we’ve seen in Super League for the last 12 years, according to former England international Richie Mathers.
On Pryce, ex-Super League full-back Mathers tweeted: “Most exciting talent we’ve seen in Super League by far for the last 12 years. Make him a household name, his dancing feet will do the talking on the pitch. The most marketable player we have, look after him, we don’t want to lose him to the other side of the world or rugby union. The kid is special.”
Most exciting talent we’ve seen in SL by far for last 12yrs, Make him an household name, his dancing feet will do the taking on the pitch. The most marketable player we have, look after him, we don’t want to lose him to other side of world or RU. The kid is special #RugbyLeague https://t.co/7cofHHl2cX
— Richard Mathers (@RichardMathers) January 27, 2022
Hull FC recruitment update
Hull coach Brett Hodgson has confirmed the club are looking into their recruitment options after suffering a couple of injury blows (Hull Daily Mail)
The Black and Whites will be without Kane Evans and Scott Taylor for the start of the year, whilst Manu Ma’u has been ruled out for two months. Hodgson told Hull Daily Mail: “We are having conversations and looking for options around that. We haven’t nailed down anything at this moment in time but potentially, in particular in the middle of the park it’s a consideration.”
David Fusitu’a to make Leeds bow
Leeds’ star signing David Fusitu’a will play against Hull in Tom Briscoe’s testimonial on Sunday. (Yorkshire Evening Post)
The Tonga international, who was the NRL’s top try scorer in 2018, has not played in any of Leeds’ pre-season games so far. However, coach Richard Agar has confirmed he will play his first game for the Rhinos this weekend.
Huddersfield strength in depth
Huddersfield’s new signing Chris Hill believes the Giants have plenty of strength in depth ahead of the new season.
He said: “One of my main focuses of signing really (was) the squad we’ve brought together and what talent is already there to work with.
“It’s a great, hard-working bunch. There’s some great talent in there from young to old.”
Championship Fantasy Rugby League
Love Rugby League’s Fantasy Rugby League game is now live for the 2022 season.
The Championship game is now open for fans to make their team choice! We’ve picked out the top five players to include in your Championship Fantasy team.
Pick your best 17 and take on rugby league lovers for the right to be crowned Fantasy Rugby League champion.
There are plenty of prizes up for grabs this year, including the top prize of two tickets to the Rugby League World Cup final at Old Trafford.
League 1 star eyes World Cup
Swinton captain Rhodri Lloyd would love to represent his native Wales at the World Cup this autumn, but says promotion to the Championship with the Lions is the main aim.
Lloyd, who has won 18 caps for Wales, told Love Rugby League: “There’s always an eye on that (World Cup).
“But I think first things first is getting everything right at Swinton. We’ve got one target this year and that’s promotion, but I will have a personal eye on the World Cup. The important thing is keeping fit, keeping healthy and then impressing John.”
Hull KR forward and vice-captain Elliot Minchella turns 26 today (January 28).
Also celebrating; former New Zealand international Jordan Kahu (31).
Swinton captain Rhodri Lloyd is Wales’ youngest ever capped senior international player.