RL Today: Ben Murdoch-Masila linked with Super League return & Hampshire provides future update

Ben Murdoch-Masila. PA Images

Ben Murdoch-Masila linked with Super League return

Tonga international and former Warrington forward Ben Murdoch-Masila has been linked with a move to Catalans. (L’Independant)

The 31-year-old is currently contracted with the New Zealand Warriors, but is reportedly in talks with the club following the departure of Dylan Napa.

Hampshire provides update on future

Ryan Hampshire has provided an update on his future as he continues his rehab with Castleford Tigers. (Yorkshire Post)

The 27-year-old utility is still without a contract for the 2023 season, having signed a one-year deal under Lee Radford in 2022.

England star considering NRLW move

England international Hollie Dodd is among several players considering a switch to the NRLW next season. (NRL.com)

The NRL Women’s Premiership is expanding to 10 teams in 2023, with Canberra, Cronulla, North Queensland and Wests Tigers joining the competition, opening up 100 roster spots to fill.

England coach Shaun Wane reflects on World Cup

England boss Shaun Wane has conceded he got things wrong at the World Cup as his side were knocked out of the semi-finals by Samoa at the Emirates Stadium. (Mirror)

The 58-year-old has spoken for the first time since the defeat with the Mirror.

Government delivers on pledge for £50 million MND research funding

The full £50 million pledged for MND research is being placed into the hands of researchers as quickly as possible, it has been announced.

The Government committed the funds last year, with immediate investments now expected.

Limoux sign NRL youngster

Limoux have added 23-year-old Zac Saddler to their squad for the current French Elite One season.

The back-rower made his NRL debut in 2021 with the Manly Sea Eagles, and went on to make three appearances that season. He was later released by the club.

Birthdays

Featherstone centre and Samoa international Joey Leilua turns 31 today (December 12).

Also celebrating; Ex-Tonga and NRL back-rower Tony Williams (34), former Wales and St Helens winger Regan Grace (26) and forward Matty Gee (28).

Trivia

The Law Cup between Rochdale and Oldham will return in 2023 on Sunday, January 29, at the Vestacare Stadium. 

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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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