RL Today: Hewitt loan, Bulls linked with duo & Hall decides to play on

Drew Darbyshire
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Hewitt loan

Wakefield coach Mark Applegarth is hopeful of extending Sam Hewitt’s loan deal from Huddersfield. (The Yorkshire Post)

Applegarth told The Yorkshire Post: “Sam is a good player and hopefully someone Huddersfield will let us keep hold of for a little bit longer.”

Bradford linked with forward duo

Championship club Bradford are keen on strengthening their pack with the potential additions of two forwards. (Yorkshire Live)

Yorkshire Live reports the Bulls are interested in Lezignan forward Jason Baitieri and Wakefield prop Rob Butler.

The Tractor Boys at Sheffield

Ipswich Town’s football match at Barnsley was postponed, but some fans had already made the journey down to Yorkshire. As a result, they went along to the Olympic Legacy Park to watch Sheffield’s win over Toulouse!

Watch: Charnley’s hat-trick

Leigh’s in-form winger Josh Charnley bagged a hat-trick to help the Leopards claim their third win of the season with a 24-16 victory at Hull on Saturday.

The 31-year-old has now scored eight tries in six games so far this season for the newly-promoted Leopards, who have enjoyed a good start to life back in Super League.

Cornwall make history

Yesterday was a historic day for Cornwall, who won their first home game since joining League 1, beading London Skolars 35-10.

It was the perfect way for the Choughs to start their home campaign and it was all built on a superb first half performance that saw them open up a 25-0 lead.

Having started their season with a tough loss away at Midlands Hurricanes, before going down to amateurs Rochdale Mayfield in the Challenge Cup, it was a morale-boosting and historic victory.

Their only previous win came last June, when they won away 24-4 at West Wales Raiders.

Hall on his decision to play on

Six-time Super League winner Ryan Hall will play on in to 2024 after signing a new one-year deal at Hull KR.

Hall, 35, is in his third season at Craven Park and has scored 33 tries in 51 appearances.

He told the club’s official website: β€œIt’s great to get this news out and confirm what I’m doing next year. I Still feel good.

β€œYou don’t see many 35-year-old wingers knocking about, but my body feels good and I still feel like I can produce on the field.

β€œI’ve really enjoyed the progression here at Hull KR.Β I think we’ve been making big strides that have helped us become a better team all around. I’ve enjoyed being a part of that and hopefully we can keep going on that same trajectory as a club and really achieve something.”

Birthdays

The legendary Ellery Hanley turns 62 today (March 27).

Also celebrating; Australia international Ben Hunt (33), former New Zealand international Sione Faumuina (42), ex-USA international Matt Petersen (43), former New Zealand and Samoa international Anthony Swann (48) and former Wales international Mark Lee (55).

Trivia

Rob Massam has become only the 19th Welsh international to score 200 tries. Massam scored his 200th try whilst playing for North Wales Crusaders against Oldham in Colwyn Bay on Sunday afternoon.

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