Hastings could yet play at World Cup
Wests Tigers half-back Jackson Hastings has not ruled out making an appearance for England at the World Cup. (RLWC2021).
Hastings was ruled out for the remainder of the NRL season with a broken ankle, but insists he is still available for selection. He may play in the third match against Greece.
Fan breaks in to Odsal Commentary Box
Bradford ended a run of five straight defeats on Sunday against Workington. However, live coverage of a match was interrupted when a fan broke in to moan about the air conditioning being on.
You can hear how it sounded on the radio here:
In my 13 seasons of covering live #RugbyLeague on the radio, I've never experienced a supporter breaking into the commentary box to ask for the air conditioning unit to be turned down. Apologies for any profanities you may have heard earlier today. pic.twitter.com/pYlgnUvzmD
— The Game Caller 🗣🎙📻 (@TheGameCaller) August 7, 2022
Wakefield Stadium Update
Wakefield chairman John Minards has told Rugby League Live, plans to rebuild the East Stand at the Be Well Support Stadium are going to schedule.
He told Rugby League Live: “I don’t think that will take too long now, perhaps a couple of weeks, so everything is proceeding to plan and to the agreed timetable. The next step will be moving to groundworks and, while I’m no engineer, it will then be about laying the foundations and building the new East Stand.”
Sosaia Feki delighted to make comeback
Castleford winger Sosaia Feki has spoken of his delight at making a Super League appearance for Castleford, after an injury-riddled three years.
He said after the game: “I went on a bit earlier than I expected, but it was good to get out there and play my first Super League game for Castleford. I’ve been here for three years, and it’s my first Super League game.
“It was good to get out there and hear the cheers. The fans are still behind me and cheering me on.”
Eight Super League players banned
The latest disciplinary news has come out of the Super League, with eight players facing bans. This includes three from Leeds.
How the race for the League Leaders Shield looks
With five games left of the regular season, we take a look at the race for the League Leaders Shield, and look at the remaining fixtures.
Newcastle winger Dom Young turns 21 today. (9th August).
Also celebrating; former Australia international John Cartwright (57), former London and Salford half-back Josh White (51), former Leeds and Hull forward Matt Schultz (47), Toulouse hooker Lloyd White (34) and Newcastle centre Bradman Best (21).
Sosaia Feki had only played one game for Castleford prior to Sunday. He played in the Tigers’ Challenge Cup tie against Hull in 2020, but was forced off after 24 minutes because of a knee injury.
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