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.
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.
Try on debut 🏉
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) May 2, 2022
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.
📋 The squads have been named for this year's Academy Origin series between Yorkshire and Lancashire, with 42 of the best young players from across Super League and Championship Academy sides all set to be involved.
👉 Squads in full: https://t.co/HqNfARwSo4
— England Rugby League (@England_RL) May 2, 2022
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.”
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).
NRL cult hero and Rochdale forward Fuifui Moimoi made his 350th career appearance over the weekend.