RL Today: Ben Crooks on hunt for new club & Cockayne returns to York

Ben Crooks

Ben Crooks on hunt for new club

Ben Crooks will leave Hull KR at the end of the 2022 season. (Hull Daily Mail)

It has been reported that the Craven Park side have decided not to extend the 29-year-old’s contract beyond the current Super League season.

He has made 64 appearances for the Robins.

Ben Cockayne returns to York

Ben Cockayne has returned to York as the club’s new assistant coach.

It means he leaves current club Doncaster to take up the position. It follows Brett Delaney’s move to Super League with Hull KR under interim boss Danny McGuire.

Freddie Tuilagi leads Samoan war dance

The Rugby League World Cup visited Doncaster on Monday.

Former player Freddie Tuilagai led the Siva Tua, Samoa’s war dance. Doncaster will host the Samoan international team for this year’s tournament.Β 

Hull get their man

Hull FC have confirmed the signing of NRL playmaker Tex Hoy on a two-year deal from the 2023 Super League season.

He has made 23 appearances for Newcastle Knights, scoring three tries.

Super League disciplinary table

Leeds Rhinos have received the highest number of bans so far in 2022. (Yorkshire Post)

They have received a total of 16 bans, while Hull KR have only copped two this season.

James Roby Player of the Month

St Helens skipper James Roby has won Super League’s Player of the Month award for June.

Birthdays

Warrington and England utility Stefan Ratchford turns 34 today (July 19).

Also celebrating; Former New South Wales and Australia representative Mark Gasnier (41), ex-prop Liam Higgins (39), former Castleford and Hull winger Kirk Dixon (38), eight time New Zealand international Sam McKendry (33), Melbourne Storm forward Christian Welch (28) and Sydney Roosters utility Paul Momirovski (26).

Trivia

Craig Hall leads the way with the most points in the Championship with 206. Leigh’s Nene Macdonald has the most tries with 19.

About Josh McAllister 1674 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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