RL Today: Castleford unhappy with Qareqare approach & tribute to Des Drummond

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Castleford lodge complaint over Jason Qareqare approach

Castleford have lodged a complaint with the RFL over an illegal approach for teenage winger Jason Qareqare. (Yorkshire Live).

The Tigers say he was offered a deal by another club, despite being contracted to Castleford until the end of 2022.

Impressive figures for Premier Sports coverage

Coverage of the Championship clash between Leigh and Featherstone on Monday night peaked at 90,000 viewers. They also had an average viewership of 75,100.

Richard Mathers returns to Leeds

Richard Mathers has returned to Leeds in a voluntary role helping the full-backs. (Yorkshire Evening Post).

The former Rhinos full-back told Yorkshire Evening Post:“I was flattered to be asked. I spoke to Rich out of respect and asked him if he was happy for me to do it – as we are close – and he said he thought it was a brilliant idea.”

Paul Sculthorpe praises Saints chairman

Former St Helens forward Paul Sculthorpe has paid tribute to chairman Eamonn McManus, as he enters his 20th season at the helm. (St Helens Star).

He wrote in St Helens Star: “During his tenure, the club has celebrated 6x Super League titles, 5x Challenge Cup titles, 1x World Club Challenge win…and one shiny new stadium.

“Eamonn played a massive part in the move from Knowsley Road, which resulted in the new entrance road into the Totally Wicked Stadium being named McManus Drive. May it be a successful one.”

Frankie Halton boost for Hull KR

Hull KR forward Frankie Halton is in contention to return for the Robins’ Super League clash against Wigan. (Hull Live).

Head Coach Tony Smith told Hull Live:”Our list gets shorter. Frankie is ahead of schedule and the physio has put his name forward for selection this week. He’s another option for us.”

Bolton Mets in tribute to Des Drummond

North West Men’s League side Bolton Mets have announced their “Former Players v Current Players” match will now be known as the Des Drummond Memorial Match.

Drummond passed away recently at the age of 63, and held a number of roles at the Mets, including Head Coach and adviser.


Former Leigh and Widnes forward Macgraff Leuluai turns 32 today.

Also celebrating; Fiji forward Tariq Sims (32), Salford half-back Marc Sneyd (31) and Leeds forward Tom Holroyd (21).


Jason Qareqare made his debut in 2021 and burst onto the scene, scoring a try after just 44 seconds against Hull FC.

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