RL Today: Bradford keen on ex-Super League prop & Nene Macdonald recovery latest

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Nene Macdonald recovery latest

New Leeds recruit Nene Macdonald believes he is “ahead of schedule” with his rehab following the injury he sustained at the World Cup with Papua New Guinea. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Macdonald, 28, joined the Rhinos in December on a two-year deal from Leigh.

Bradford keen on ex-Super League prop

Bradford Bulls are keen on Widnes prop forward Josh Johnson for the 2023 Championship campaign. (Yorkshire Live)

The 28-year-old is signed until the end of the 2023 season, having been a part of the swap deal that saw Tyler Dupree join Salford.

Yorkshire Live has reported that Bradford boss Mark Dunning is still looking to bolster his forward pack for the new season.

Lebanon star lands new NRL club

Lebanese international James Roumanos has joined Wests Tigers for the 2023 NRL season. (Wide World of Sports)

The forward makes the move from Manly Sea Eagles, where he made his debut in 2022 – and his only appearance of the season.

Roumanos, 23, played in all four of Lebanon’s World Cup fixtures at the delayed 2021 tournament in England.

Leeds bring in Army trio

Women’s Super League champions Leeds have strengthened their squad for the 2023 campaign with the signings of Army Rugby League stars Bethan Dainton, Kaiya Glynn and Jenna Greening.

The Rhinos will launch their defence of the WSL title with a repeat of the 2022 Grand Final against York at Headingley on Easter Sunday (April 9).

Warrington injury update

Daryl Powell has provided a fresh update on the injuries at Warrington during their pre-season camp in Portugal. (Warrington Guardian)

Warrington Guardian’s Matt Turner has joined the team abroad as they continue their pre-season preparations, providing daily blogs on the training camp in Algarve.

No retirement thoughts for Shaun Kenny-Dowall

Shaun Kenny-Dowall has put retirement thoughts at the back of his mind despite turning 35 next week. (Yorkshire Post)

The Hull KR captain re-signed with the club for the 2023 Super League campaign, his 17th professional year as a player.

Birthdays

Former Leigh, Gateshead and Rochdale forward Andy Grundy (46) and ex-NRL outside-back Anthony Quinn (40) both celebrate their birthdays today (January 19).

Trivia

England have played Wales more times than anyone else on the international stage with 69 previous fixtures.

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About Josh McAllister 2276 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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