RL Today: Every off-contract player for 2023 & Jackson Hastings for England?

Jackson Hastings Wests Tigers 2022 PA

Jackson Hastings for England?

England boss Shaun Wane will be keeping a close eye on Jackson Hastings when he visits Brisbane in May. (NRL.com)

The 2019 Man of Steel winner qualifies for England through his grandmother. He represented Great Britain in 2019, winning four caps.

Wane will travel Down Under for the NRL’s Magic Weekend later in May and will be in contact with England potentials, including Hastings.

Every off-contract player for 2023

The recruitment window is officially open for Super League players for the 2023 season.

May 1 marks the first day of the transfer window in Super League. This means clubs can now speak to players who are off-contract for the 2023 campaign for a potential move.

Click here to view every off-contract player for the 2023 season.

Denive Balmforth try on debut

18-year-old Denive Balmforth scored a try on his Hull debut in their 48-12 victory over Toulouse. The youngster made his first appearance from the bench.

Academy Origin teams named

Yorkshire and Lancashire have named their squads for this year’s Academy Origin series. Leeds youngster Jack Sinfield has been named for Lancashire, while Castleford’s Jason Qareqare has been included for Yorkshire. 

Toulouse boss calls for relegation exemption

Toulouse head coach Sylvain Houles believes his side should be given time to establish themselves as a Super League side. (Examiner Live)

Toulouse sit at the bottom of the Super League table with just one win so far in 2022.

Matt Peet on Challenge Cup clash

Matt Peet says he wants his Wigan side to enjoy the lead up to this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-finals. (Wigan Today)

Wigan face St Helens at Elland Road, Leeds, next weekend.

He told Wigan Today: “We’ve got to make sure this week is enjoyable because these lads will only get so many semi-finals in their career, so I want to build it up and I want them to have fun. I want them to turn up to the ground ready to play.”

Birthdays

Former Scotland international Oliver Wilkes turns 42 today (May 2).

Also celebrating; Ex-full-back Jason Roach (51) and St Helens forward James Bell (28).

Trivia

NRL cult hero and Rochdale forward Fuifui Moimoi made his 350th career appearance over the weekend.

About Josh McAllister 1321 Articles
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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