David Fusitu’a targeting big year
New Leeds winger David Fusitu’a is targeting a big year, for club and country. (Yorkshire Post)
Fusitu’a told Yorkshire Post: “It was good to finally get out and play along with the boys who I’ve been training with since I got here.
“It was a tough match and good to get a blow-out. I know it’ll get a lot harder in the season and there’s a lot of good teams out there – it’s a high quality competition – but I’m looking forward to it.”
Reaction as Thornhill tackle goes viral
The rugby league community has been reacting after Doncaster’s Connor Robinson posted a video to Twitter following their game against Thornhill.
Posting on Twitter, Robinson said: “I’m all for playing a contact sport but have a day off not even a penalty just casually trying to break my leg.”
I’m all for playing a contact sport but have a day off not even a penalty just casually trying to break my leg 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/f6DD9eWo51
— Connor Robinson (@ConnorRobbo94) February 1, 2022
Players past and present at all levels have all been giving their reactions on Twitter.
Matty Dawson-Jones reveals he came close to retiring
Bradford winger Matty Dawson-Jones has revealed he came close to ending his career after a tough time with injury. (Bradford Telegraph & Argus)
Dawson-Jones told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus: “I talked to some old pros coming to the end of their career and they told me that you’re a long time retired and I should think about it properly. I’m grateful for their experience for helping sort myself out.”
Super League Show to return
The Super League have confirmed the Super League Show will return on the BBC on 14th February, but with a slight change. (Super League).
In a change for 2022, the Super League show will be available via BBC iPlayer from 7pm each Monday. It will then be shown regionally on BBC1 on Monday night, before being repeated on Tuesday on BBC2.
Luke Gale praises Adam Swift after Leeds defeat
New Hull FC captain Luke Gale has praised teammate Adam Swift after Sunday’s defeat to Leeds. (Hull Live)
Gale told Hull Live: “Swifty is a class player. He’s shown that over the years and I think last year he was outstanding.
“He’s one of those players that’s a real good professional and he’s been at this level for a fair few years, he knows the game backwards.”
London say goodbye to long-serving coach
London Broncos have announced Head of Youth Rob Powell has left the club after 16 years.
He told the club website: “It was an extremely difficult decision for me to leave the club. I have a very long association with Rugby League in London having first spent six weeks on a placement in 2002.
“During my time at London Broncos, I have had the pleasure to connect with lots of good people; including staff at the club and RFL, players, parents and many more from the wider community.”
Former England international Scott Naylor turns 50 today.
Also celebrating; former Bradford, Wakefield and Leeds prop Richard Moore (41), St Gaudens winger Kuni Minga (29), Batley half-back Tom Gilmore (28) and Jamaica international James Woodburn-Hall (27).
London Broncos played their first match at their new home Plough Lane on Sunday. It is the seventh ground they have played a home game at in the Super League era. They have played at The Stoop, The Valley, Griffin Park, The Hive, Trailfinders Sports Club and The Rock.