RL Today: Roby, SKD hailed, Kelly investigation & squeamish injury

James Roby St Helens SWpix
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Legend Roby

James Roby St Helens tribute

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf believes captain James Roby will leave an ‘exceptional legacy’ after making his 500th appearance for his hometown club.

Speaking after their 26-0 win over Leeds, Woolf said: “I can’t sing his praises enough. He’s an exceptional person off and on the field and I think the club is very much in his image, if you look at how the team plays and the values we have as a team. He’s going to leave an exceptional legacy.”

Milestone man SKD hailed

Shaun Kenny-Dowall Hull KR

Hull KR coach Tony Smith was full of praise for captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall who made his 350th career appearance in their win over Warrington. (Hull Live)

Smith told Hull Live: “He came here to have an influence on the club for now and the future. Whenever that finishes for Skids, he’ll leave a great legacy.”

Kelly investigation

The NRL’s Integrity Unit is investigating an incident involving former Super League star Albert Kelly after video footage showed an ‘alleged brawl’ between him and Brisbane Broncos team-mate Payne Haas. (The Sydney Morning Herald)


One of the best assists you will ever see

Parramatta Eels forward Bryce Cartwright with one of – if not – the best assists you’ll see all year.


Squeamish injury

Our thoughts go to this Saddleworth Rangers youngster after suffering a nasty looking leg injury yesterday.

A corner flag went through his leg whilst in the act of scoring a try. What a tough cookie. Get well soon, Charlie!

Warrington legends raise £10k for charity

A number of former Warrington players came together to play in a rugby match which helped raise more than £10,000 for charity. (Warrington Worldwide)

The charity match was to raise funds for the Rugby League All Stars Charities Fund to aid children with cancer. The charity is to hand out £10,000 a month for six months to the Amelia Mae Foundation.

Kevin Brown, Tyrone McCarthy, Kevin Penny, Chris Riley, Ben Westwood and Paul Wood were all in action.


Former Great Britain and Warrington hooker Jon Clarke turns 43 today (April 4).

Also celebrating; ex-London Broncos favourite Jim Dymock (50), ex-Hull winger Nathan Blacklock (46), former New Zealand international Kevin Locke (33), former Leigh prop Jamie Acton (30) and Toulouse prop Gadwin Springer (29).


John Bateman

Wigan forward John Bateman made his 250th career appearance in their 19-18 win over Hull on Thursday.

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