RL Today: Shearer responds to Luckley & update on Garcia injury

Drew Darbyshire
Sam Luckley Salford

Sam Luckley in action for Salford

Shearer responds to Luckley

Salford forward Sam Luckley is a proud Geordie and yesterday he copied Alan Shearer’s infamous celebration when he scored in front of the Gallowgate End at St James’ Park.

And he was even acknowledged by the Newcastle United legend on social media afterwards!

Walker on Hull derby

It’s safe to say Hull FC debutant Jack Walker was a happy man after their win over rivals Hull KR at Magic Weekend!

Widdop blow

Gareth Widdop is likely to have played his final game for Warrington after he suffered a season-ending injury in their win over Catalans at Magic Weekend.

The England international suffered a dislocated shoulder in the act of scoring inย their 36-10 win over Catalans Dragonsย at St Jamesโ€™ Park.

Wolves coach Daryl Powell said: โ€œHe has dislocated his shoulder. Iโ€™ll be pretty certain that he wonโ€™t play again this year which is really tough for him.

Amor’s next move

Championship club Widnes have confirmed the signing of experienced prop Kyle Amor from St Helens for the 2023 season.

Amor said: โ€œIโ€™m incredibly excited to be joining. Iโ€™ve been lucky to play for many big clubs in my career and Iโ€™ve no doubt Widnes is one of those with the history and support it has.”

Dream debut for Charnley

It was a dream debut for Josh Charnley at Leigh as he scored in the sixth minute to help them demolish the Championship’s bottom club Workington 66-0 yesterday.

Scotland international Joe Wardle, who last week signed a one-year contract extension with the Centurions, bagged a brace in their big win in Cumbria.

Garcia update

Catalans Dragons coach Steve McNamara has revealed that his captain Ben Garcia nearly lost an ear in a nasty injury at Magic Weekend.

A couple of hours after the game, Catalan Media tweeted that he was treated in hospital and was able to join his team-mates on their flight back to the south of France.


Former Great Britain international Alan Hunte turns 52 today (July 11).

Also celebrating; ex-Warrington back Graham Appo (48), former Hull KR half-back James Webster (43), Castleford stalwart Nathan Massey (33), Huddersfield hooker Adam O’Brien (29) and Samoa international Anthony Milford (28).


Catalans Dragons half-back Mitchell Pearce made his 350th career appearance yesterday.

Mitchell Pearce graphic

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