RL Today: Halton on NRL radar, Leutele blow & Sutcliffe heads to Midlands

Frankie Halton, Ricky Leutele and Alex Sutcliffe
(L-R) Hull KR's Frankie Halton, Huddersfield's Ricky Leutele and Castleford's Alex Sutcliffe

Halton on NRL radar

Hull KR forward Frankie Halton is attracting interest from the NRL following his rapid rise to the top. (Hull Live)

The Ireland international is understood to have gained admirers Down Under, according to Hull Live.

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Wigan youngster joins Swinton on loan

League 1 side Swinton have signed young centre Alex Sutton on a short-term loan from Super League giants Wigan.

The 19-year-old made his Super League debut for the Warriors in May.

Huddersfield sweat on Leutele

There is a possibility that Huddersfield centre Ricky Leutele won’t play again this season. (Yorkshire Live)

Giants coach Ian Watson told Yorkshire Live: “Twelve weeks is borderline the play-offs area so we’d need to do our job well to be in the play-offs for Ricky to get back.”

 

Warrington hooker links up with York

Ambitious Championship club York have signed young hooker Tom Inman on a two-week loan deal from Super League side Warrington.

York coach James Ford said: “Tom is a talented young hooker with an exceptional desire to succeed. In my opinion, it’s a big step up from Super League reserves but Tom is really excited to take on that first challenge.”

Workington bring in Wigan duo on loan

Championship strugglers Workington Town have signed young forwards Toby Brannan and Jack Bibby on two-week loan deals.

Brannan and Bibby are currently in Wigan’s reserve squad, with the latter having captained the club’s academy.

Cas quartet head to Midlands

League 1 side Midlands Hurricanes have brought in four players from Super League outfit Castleford for Sunday’s game against Rochdale.

Challenge Cup winner Alex Sutcliffe will feature for the Hurricanes alongside Junior Vasu, Brad Martin and George Collins.

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Birthdays

Great Britain legend Garry Schofield turns 57 today (July 1).

Also celebrating; former St Helens favourite Matt Gidley (45), Hull full-back Jamie Shaul (30), former Wales international Courtney Davies (28), Widnes hooker Lewis Hulme (28) and Keighley’s Lewis Young (27).

Trivia

Toronto Wolfpack have not played a game since their 42-6 win over Washington DC Cavalry in the Canada Cup last September.

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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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