RL Today: Blake Ferguson leaves Leigh & Samisoni Langi close to securing future

Blake Ferguson

Blake Ferguson leaves Leigh

Australian winger Blake Ferguson has departed Leigh on compassionate grounds. (Examiner Live)

The 32-year-old joined the club midway through the 2022 Championship season, going on to win both promotion and the 1895 Cup.

He had signed a new two-year deal with the newly rebranded Leopards ahead of the 2023 Super League season.

Samisoni Langi close to securing future

Former Catalans outside-back and France international Samisoni Langi is closing in on a new club for 2023. (Examiner Live)

The 29-year-old was one of nine confirmed departures by the French outfit following the conclusion of the 2022 campaign.

Huddersfield wanted George Williams in swap deal

In Warrington’s bid to secure Jake Wardle for 2023, Huddersfield offered a bizarre swap deal for George Williams. (Warrington Guardian)

Speaking during a fans’ forum, Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick spoke of the attempt to secure centre Wardle, who had featured for the side on loan in 2022. He also revealed that the Giants asked for Josh Thewlis and Connor Wrench in return.

Steve Crossley named Hunslet captain

Former Bradford skipper Steve Crossley will lead new club Hunslet for their 2023 League 1 campaign.

The 32-year-old made the switch during the off-season after being released by the Bulls. Michael Knowles and Jimmy Watson have been named as joint vice-captains.

Philbin‘s recovery progress

Warrington Wolves have shared an update on Joe Philbin’s recovery. The forward sustained a season-ending injury in June for the Halliwell Jones Stadium side.

Lee Briers arrives at Brisbane

Former Wigan assistant coach Lee Briers has officially linked up with new club Brisbane Broncos as their new development coach ahead of the 2023 NRL season. 

Birthdays

Leeds Rhinos talented youngster Morgan Gannon turns just 19 today (December 2).

Also celebrating; Former NRL head coach Shane Flanagan (57), Wakefield centre Reece Lyne (30), York outside-back James Glover (29), New Zealand international Jeremy Marshall-King (27) and Brisbane prop Payne Haas (23).

TRANSFERS: Super League 2023: Ins & outs club-by-club

About Josh McAllister 2282 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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