RL Today: Daryl Clark on future, PNG star arrives in London & Cleary backs Ukraine’s World Cup bid
Daryl Clark on his future
Warrington hooker Daryl Clark has discussed his future as the England international remains without a contract for 2024. (Warrington Guardian)
Clark, 30, and every other off-contract player in Super League will be free to speak to clubs at the beginning of May.
“You try not to think about it too much but at the end of the day, it’s your livelihood. It’s got to at least enter the back of your mind at some point,” he told Warrington Guardian.
“It’s the last year of my contract but at the minute, I don’t know what I’m doing.”
PNG star arrives in London
Papua New Guinea star Emmanuel Waine has arrived in England to start his new chapter with London Broncos in the Championship.
The back-rower joins from PNG Hunters of the Hostplus Cup, and has more recently been training with NRL side, Dolphins.
Waine started in Papua New Guinea’s 36-0 win over Wales at last year’s World Cup.
🗣️| London Broncos are delighted to announce that Emmanuel Waine has arrived in the country and has joined up with his new teammates in training.#WelcomeEmmanuel #WeAreLondon 🏉 pic.twitter.com/KG9FMBlZS1
— London Broncos (@LondonBroncosRL) March 15, 2023
Cleary backs Ukraine’s World Cup bid
Australia and NRL star Nathan Cleary has thrown his support behind Ukraine’s bid to qualify for the 2025 World Cup. (NRL.com)
Cleary, 25, helped lead Australia to World Cup glory last year in England. He has Ukraine heritage through his grandmother Marie.
Ukraine will feature in October’s European Championship B fixtures against Norway and Greece.
Hooley return date confirmed
Leeds recruit Luke Hooley is set to return to the field for the first time this year. (Leeds Live)
The full-back is being lined up to feature in the Rhinos’ reserve squad this weekend against Castleford.
After making the move from Batley on a two-year deal, Hooley suffered an ankle injury in December.
Hunslet’s outrageous try
What about this effort from Hunslet’s Adam Ryder!
🤯 Adam Ryder with an outrageous try on Sunday! pic.twitter.com/XK5SFXtRt7
— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) March 15, 2023
Hull’s Jack Brown contract twist
Having believed to be off-contract at the end of the current season, Hull Daily Mail have reported that youngster Jack Brown has a clause in his contract that will keep him with the club until the end of 2024.
Brown, 22, made a try-scoring debut for Hull at Catalans in 2019 and is close to making 50 appearances for the club.
Four-time Grand Final winning coach with Leeds and current Newcastle Knights assistant Brian McDermott turns 53 today (March 16).
Also celebrating: Former NRL and New South Wales hooker Michael Ennis (39), ex-forward Neville Costigan (38), recently-retired Ste Tyrer (34), New Zealand international Scott Sorensen (30) and France’s Maxime Puech (29)
Castleford’s George Lawler needs one appearance to reach 100 in Super League. Hull KR (73) and Castleford (26).
Statistics courtesy of Danny Spencer.