RL Today: George Williams feels at home with Warrington & Sonny Bill Williams trains with Fury

Sonny Bill Williams
Williams finished his career in the NRL with Sydney Roosters

Sonny Bill Williams trains with Fury

Former New Zealand international Sonny Bill Williams was in Morecambe over the weekend training with heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Williams is training for his fight against AFL legend Barry Hall.

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker also joined the pair on their run.

George Williams settled with Wolves

George Williams says he feels completely settled with Warrington as he heads into his first full season with the club.

The former Wigan and Canberra Raiders half-back returned to the Super League mid-way through 2021 with the Wolves.

He said: “Considering how long I’ve been at the club, I feel so settled. The welcome obviously was brilliant from everyone. I just really like the culture that we’ve got and what we’re building. It feels right for me and I feel at home already.”

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Willie Mason returns to NRL

Former Canterbury Bulldog legend Willie Mason has returned to the club with their coaching staff.

Mason made more than 300 professional appearances, finishing his career in the Super League with Catalans.

In the role, the former forward will work closely with players of all ages within the Pathways Program.

Brodie Croft has got all attributes to be one of Super League’s best players

Salford full-back Ryan Brierley has urged rugby league fans in the UK to really embrace the club’s star signing Brodie Croft.

Both Brierley and Croft made their first appearances for Salford over the weekend in their pre-season win over Swinton.

Brierley said: “I think he has been built up to be this kind of Cooper Cronk-style dominant half-back but that’s not him. He is a really exciting runner of the ball and with the way he thinks, he wants to entertain. He wants to run, he’s fast, he’s smart and he’s tough defensively so I think we should all embrace him and look after him over here. That would be really good for him.”

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Richard Agar pleased with Rhinos win

Leeds head coach Richard Agar was pleased with how his side performed in their 30-22 victory over Featherstone (Yorkshire Evening Post).

Rhinos were close to full-strength in the opening half, and fielded a different side in the second 40. Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin also got their second run-out for the club.

Joe Shorrocks on working with Sean O’Loughlin and Shaun Wane

Joe Shorrocks has discussed working under Sean O’Loughlin and Shaun Wane at Wigan. (Manchester Evening News)

He made 28 appearances for the Warriors in 2021, finishing as the club’s top tackler.

Birthdays

Former Salford captain Lee Mossop turns 33 today (January 17).

Also celebrating: Former England and Wales international Anthony Farrell (53), Newcastle Thunder forward Ukuma Ta’ai (35), former St Helens and Widnes centre Chris Deann (34), former NRL utility Beau Ryan (32), Welsh internationals Connor Davies & Curtis Davies (25).

Trivia

The British Army will face the Royal Navy in the second round of the Challenge Cup. 

About Josh McAllister 1343 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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