RL Today: Jack Walker returns to action, Featherstone mean business & Rugby League Museum latest

Jack Walker
Jack Walker is set to feature against Bradford this weekend for Leeds

Jack Walker makes return from injury

Following almost two years sidelined with injuries, Leeds full-back Jack Walker made his return against Bradford. (Yorkshire Evening Post) 

Liam Sutcliffe also returned as Richard Agar’s side claimed a 30-12 victory at Odsal Stadium.

Rhinos: Jack Walker a ‘better version’ of himself after injury nightmare

Rugby League Museum latest

Charity Rugby League Cares are angry and frustrated that Kirklees Council has ‘totally reneged’ on a contract. (Examiner Live)

The National Rugby League Museum is set for a new location, with the George Hotel no longer available. 

Pete Riding aiming high at Hull

Hull’s new head of youth Pete Riding has big ambitions for the club. (Hull Daily Mail)

Riding is aiming to make Hull the “best youth performance programme in the country”.  

Featherstone mean business

Championship favourites Featherstone proved they mean business in 2022 with an impressive 22-18 home victory over Super League’s Wakefield.

Josh Hardcastle opened the scoring. Further tries from Craig Kopczak, Craig Hall and Morgan Smith saw a victory for the hosts.

They open their Championship campaign against York on January, Monday 31st.

New Summer Bash venue revealed

The Championship Summer Bash is back for the first time in three years in 2022 – and heading for Headingley!

The iconic home of Leeds Rhinos has been selected to host the sixth gathering of all 14 Championship clubs on the weekend of July 30-31.

Click here to view the full fixtures

Wigan watch: Logan Astley

18-year-old Logan Astley made his first senior appearance for Wigan in their pre-season victory over Newcastle Thunder. (Wigan Today)

He has been named as one to watch in the future by head coach Matt Peet during the club’s recent media day. Wigan defeated their Championship opponents 42-12, with Sam Halsall crossing for a hat-trick.

Birthdays

Former NRL, Super League and Australia legend Jamie Lyon turns 40 today (January 24).

Also celebrating: Former forward Dane Tilse (37), Jamaica international Jordan Andrade (30), Hull KR prop Albert Vete (29), Sheffield’s Vila Halafihi (28), Hull forward Brad Fash (26), Barrow 2022 recruit Anton Iaria (26).

Trivia

It will be the first time that the Summer Bash won’t be played at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road since its launch.

About Josh McAllister 1346 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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