RL Today: Lachlan Lam ‘fake news’ & Catalans eye Siosiua Taukeiaho

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Lachlan Lam in action for Sydney Roosters

Lachlan Lam ‘fake news’

Reports linking Sydney Roosters half-back Lachlan Lam to Leigh are wide of the mark.

Adrian Lam, the newly-appointed coach of Leigh, has taken to his own Instagram account to dismiss the rumours, with Lachlan contracted to the Roosters for 2022.

Adrian posted: “Fake news! No truth in this story whatsoever. I have never spoken to Lachlan about moving to the UK. Lachlan loves the Roosters Club and he is contracted there for the 2022 season! End of story!”

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Super League awaits Siosiua Taukeiaho

Tonga star Siosiua Taukeiaho is to become the latest high-profile signing for Catalans Dragons. (The Daily Telegraph)

The 29-year-old goal-kicking prop has reportedly turned down an offer from Wayne Bennett’s Dolphins to join the French club. The Daily Telegraph report that Taukeiaho will only link up with the Dragons once his contract with the Roosters expires at the end of 2022.

TONGA: Kristian Woolf believes Tonga can give World Cup “a shake”

Billy Magoulias here to win

New Warrington signing Billy Magoulias is determined to help deliver major silverware for Warrington. (Warrington Guardian)

The Greece international told Warrington Guardian: “We’re a well-respected club but at the end of the day, we need to win. Everything is in order ready to go but the only thing lacking is championships.”

Tom Lineham feeling at home

Wakefield’s new recruit Tom Lineham is relishing fresh start at Trinity following his move from Warrington. (The Yorkshire Post)

He told The Yorkshire Post: “I’m excited about this change, moving back home to Yorkshire and I’ve settled in very nicely. We moved back last week. It’s been a breath of fresh air at Wakey; they’re really nice people and there’s a good feel to the club.”

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Hull forward to stay

Hull prop Josh Bowden is set to stay at the Black and Whites in 2022 (Hull Daily Mail)

The 29-year-old was linked with a move away at the end of last season. However, he is to remain with Brett Hodgson’s side next term, according to Hull Daily Mail.

Rob Lui plays on

Former Leeds half-back Rob Lui is to sign for Townsville Blackhawks, the feeder team of NRL side North Queensland Cowboys. (Sky Sports)

The 31-year-old returned home to Australia at the end of last season six seasons in Super League with Salford and Leeds.

GRATEFUL: Rob Lui: Super League saved my career

Birthdays

Former Great Britain, Leeds and Huddersfield forward Darren Fleary turns 49 today (December 2).

Also celebrating; ex-Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan (56), former Warrington favourite Toa Kohe-Love (45), former Leeds forward Richard Moore (40), ex-Catalans and London Broncos forward Ben Farrar (35), former St Helens forward Shaun Magennis (32), Wakefield centre Reece Lyne (29), Australia international Payne Haas (22) and Leeds youngster Morgan Gannon (18).

Trivia

Adrian Lam won 11 caps for his native Papua New Guinea during his career, playing in two World Cups. His son Lachlan has won two caps for the Kumuls and played in the 2017 World Cup.

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