RL Today: Catalans enter race for Manu Ma’u & Elijah Taylor on the move? 

Manu Ma'u

Catalans enter race for Manu Ma’u

Catalans have made an offer to off-contract Hull back-rower Manu Ma’u for 2023. (Hull Daily Mail)

The MKM Stadium side have reportedly told the 33-year-old international forward that they will not be offering him a new contract for next year.

Elijah Taylor on the move?

Wakefield have shown interest in off-contact Salford skipper Elijah Taylor for 2023. (Examiner Live)

It would set up a reunion between Taylor and Trinity head coach Willie Poching, who worked together on the international scene at New Zealand. 

Barrow sign international forward

Championship side Barrow are believed to have signed Wales international Ben Evans. (Examiner Live)

Rugby League Live has reported that the former Toulouse forward has attracted interest across the Championship, but the Raiders are believed to have won the race.  The 29-year-old has spent the last two seasons with Bradford.

Ricky Leutele latest

Huddersfield have set off-contract Ricky Leutele a deadline to make his decision on 2023. (Yorkshire Post)

Head coach Ian Watson has previously expressed his desire to retain the key 32-year-old, who is in fine form in 2022.

Hull KR deal revealed for Tom Opacic 

Tom Opacic is believed to be joining Hull KR on a three-year deal from the Parramatta Eels. (Hull Daily Mail)

The Daily Telegraph in Australia reported that the outside-back turned down a one-year deal to stay in the NRL .

Kenny Edwards close to securing future

Castleford are closing in on securing the permanent signing of Kenny Edwards. (Examiner Live)

The back-rower is currently on loan at the Tigers from Huddersfield, and remains off-contract beyond the current season.

Birthdays

Australia, New South Wales and South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Damien Cook turns 31 today (June 23).

Also celebrating; Former NRL, Super League and USA international centre Brandon Costin (50), stand-off Simon Brown (33) and two-time Ireland international Colton Roche (29).

Trivia

Blake Ferguson needs four tries to reach 150 for his career.

Full list of every Super League player out of contract at end of 2022

About Drew Darbyshire 8040 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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