RL Today: Catalans duo on the market, Fifita retires & Salford star set to re-sign

Dylan Napa Catalans Dragons

Catalans duo on the market

Catalans pair Dylan Napa and Josh Drinkwater have been granted permission to find new clubs for 2023. (L’Independant)

The French reports claim that, despite both having a year left on their contracts at Catalans, their services will not be required at the Super League side in 2023.

Salford star set to re-signs

Full-back Ryan Brierley looks set to commit his long-term future with Salford. (Examiner Live)

Examiner Live have reported that the Scotland international has turned down interest from other clubs to sign a new and improved deal at the AJ Bell Stadium. 

Fifita retires

Cronulla Sharks forward Andrew Fifita has called time on his NRL career at the age of 33.

He brings the curtain down on a 13-year career which included 251 NRL matches, international appearances for Australia and Tonga, 10 games for the NSW Origin team and six as a member of the Indigenous All Stars. 

Josh Simm finds new club

St Helens academy product Josh Simm has found a new club in Australia. (Hull Daily Mail)

The 21-year-old outside-back will move to Queensland for the 2023 season to play for Wynum Manly Seagulls, feeder club to NRL outfit Brisbane Broncos.

He made 19 appearances for St Helens, and also featured for Hull on loan.

Will Maher makes Championship move

Hull KR prop forward Will Maher has joined Halifax Panthers for the 2023 Championship season on a two-year deal.

He becomes the club’s first signing for next season, having previously played on loan at The Shay.

Aston leaves Championship club

Halifax Panthers have confirmed the departure of Cory Aston. The 27-year-old joined the club from London Broncos ahead of the 2022 season, and will move on after just one year with the side.

He also spent time on loan at Sheffield last season.

Birthdays

Former Super League winner and current Hull KR coach Brett Delaney turns 37 today (October 26).

Also celebrating: Toulouse forward Harrison Hansen (37), Parramatta Eels outside-back Waqa Blake (28), half-back Jake Shorrocks (27) and Wigan youngster Ethan Havard (22).

Trivia

Papua New Guinea and the Cook Islands, who faced off in Warrington last night, are the only two countries in the world where rugby league is the national sport.

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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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