RL Today: Denny Solomona return ruled out & Tom Burgess’ interest to play in Super League

Denny Solomona

Solomona return ruled out

St Helens had enquired about Denny Solomona but the former Castleford star won’t be making a return to rugby league. (Examiner Live)

The 29-year-old made the code switch in 2016 and has since won five caps for England. He scored a remarkable 40 tries in one season for the Tigers before ‘retiring’ from rugby league.

Burgess’ interest to play in Super League

Tom Burgess has reiterated his desire to one day play in Super League. (Examiner Live)

The England international previously spoke of his interest to represent Leeds in the future, but has since thrown another club into the mix. Burgess, 30, is off-contract at the end of the 2023 season.

Sims plays his final game

Korbin Sims played his final professional game on Saturday night as Fiji fell agonisingly close to New Zealand in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. (Hull Daily Mail)

The 30-year-old announced he would retire at the end of the 2022 Super League season, before linking up with Fiji after injuries in their camp.

He has now officially hung up his boots and plans on returning home to Australia.

PNG star keen on Super League

Papua New Guinea star Jimmy Ngutlik is keen on making the move to the UK following an impressive World Cup campaign. (Examiner Live)

The 22-year-old has caught attention with his fine tournament. He made one appearance for the Western Suburbs Magpies in the NSW Cup this year. 

Joe Chan arrives in Melbourne

Former Catalans forward Joe Chan has arrived in Melbourne having signed a two-year deal with the club ahead of the 2023 season.

“The boys have been treating me like family,” Chan said.

“All the brothers have been introducing themselves and showing me the path so it’s been good.”

Sykes plays on

41-year-old Paul Sykes has signed a new extended 12-month deal with Dewsbury for their 2023 League 1 campaign.

It will be his 25th season in professional rugby league, having made his 500th appearance last season against York.

Birthdays

Former Great Britain hooker Terry Newton would have turned 44 today (November 7).

Today’s birthdays; Salford’s Jack Ormondroyd (31), Fiji international Apisai Koroisau (30), Ireland international Jaimin Jolliffe (26), Leeds forward Cameron Smith (24) and Wigan duo Morgan Smithies (22) and Ramon Silva (21).

Trivia

Tommy Makinson became only the third player in World Cup history to score five or more tries in a game against Papua New Guinea on Saturday. 

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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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