RL Today: Darts ace pays tribute to Rob Burrow & stars on NRL radar

Drew Darbyshire
Rob Burrow

Rob Burrow and his wife Lindsey arrive at Windsor Castle to receive his Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Darts ace Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright paid tribute to Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow in last night’s Premier League Darts…

Darts star pays tribute to Rob Burrow

Darts star Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright, a proud Leeds Rhinos fan, paid tribute to Rob Burrow with a one-off jersey in the Premier League Darts last night.

Burrow picked up his MBE from Windsor Castle earlier this week. The Rhinos legend has described his shock at being made an MBE by the Princess Royal, saying he was “absolutely honoured”.

Melbourne keen on Catalans forward

Melbourne Storm are reportedly interested in signing promising Catalans Dragons forward Joe Chan. (The Daily Telegraph)

Chan, who is eligible to play for France, has caught the eye with his impressive performances in Super League this season. Chan’s dad, Alex, played for Melbourne between 2004-05.

Championship stalwart retires

Alex Rowe

Veteran Championship prop Alex Rowe has announced his retirement from the game.

The 37-year-old, who was a dual-international with Malta and West Indies, scored 53 tries in 325 career appearances.

Rowe played for London Broncos, Castleford, Doncaster, Sheffield, Batley, Newcastle Thunder and Hunslet.

British prospects on NRL radar

NRL side Newcastle Knights are keeping tabs on highly-rated duo Will Pryce (Huddersfield) and Kai Pearce-Paul (Wigan). (Newcastle Herald)

Former Huddersfield winger Dom Young has been in sensational form for the Knights this season, which has saw Newcastle monitor bright English talent even more.

The latest podcast is out now!

Jake Emmitt is the latest guest on the Love Rugby League Podcast – and this week it is full of laughter.

Recorded earlier this season, the former Super League forward joins us to discuss his career.

Emmitt, 33, also discusses his time with Toronto Wolfpack and French rugby league, having spent time with Carcassonne.

Meanwhile, Josh McAllister and Ben Olawumi discuss all the latest in rugby league, including the good, the bad and the ugly.

French targets trophies

Wigan star Bevan French would love nothing more than winning a trophy or two with the Warriors this season. (Wigan Today)

The 26-year-old Australian made his first appearance in 10 months last week, and now he is eyeing silverware with the club. He told Wigan Today: “I already feel like it’s worthwhile coming back here and I’m glad I’ve stuck with it, but it’d be amazing to win some silverware.”


Former Australia and Ireland international Brett White turns 40 today (April 8).

Also celebrating; former England international Danny Tickle (39) and ex-New Zealand international Sam Rapira (35).


Wigan hooker Sam Powell will make his 250th career appearance if he plays against Wakefield in their Challenge Cup quarter-final clash on Sunday.

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