James Roby breaks Super League record
St Helens skipper James Roby made his 455th Super League appearance on Sunday, surpassing Kevin Sinfield’s previous all-time record of 454. He crossed for a try in his side’s 26-18 victory over Hull KR at Totally Wicked Stadium.
🐐 A new record!
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) June 12, 2022
Jacques O’Neill enters the villa
Former Castleford Tigers forward Jacques O’Neill entered the Love Island villa on Sunday night.
🤯 FIRST LOOK 🤯
Did someone order an ex to shake up the villa? Plot twists are best served hot, and Jacques sure delivers 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Bm6xF1tRnP
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 12, 2022
Lee Radford on O’Neill’s new career
Lee Radford has spoken for the first time about O’Neill’s new career path. (Daily Star)
He told Daily Star: “Obviously, it was shock originally. But I am not on social media and I am probably not down with the kids at the minute.
“Financially I’m led to believe there’s far more benefits in that career path than there is in rugby league, unfortunately.”
Rangi Chase still has it
Rangi Chase rolled back the years on Sunday as his Rochdale side fell to Swinton in League 1 in a Greater Manchester derby.
— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) June 12, 2022
England Women defeat Wales
It was a victory for England Women in Wales on Sunday. Craig Richards’ side won 32-6, and return to action in a double-header next Saturday in Warrington as they face France.
🤩 A successful day in Wales for our Women…
— England Rugby League (@England_RL) June 12, 2022
Combined Nations All Stars appoint Shaun Kenny-Dowall as captain
Shaun Kenny-Dowall has been named as the captain for Combined Nations All Stars ahead of their clash against England.
Ellery Hanley’s side face Shaun Wane’s England next weekend in a mid-season international test as preparations for the Rugby League World Cup.
Former prop forward and current Newcastle Thunder head coach Eamon O’Carroll turns 35 today (June 13).
Also celebrating; Lebanon internationals and brothers Travis and Reece Robinson (35), former Parramatta, Wakefield and Bradford utility Matt Ryan, Dally M and Man of Steel winner Ben Barba (33), ex-half-back Daniel Mortimer (33), France international hooker John Boudebza (32), centre Jason Walton (32), Widnes back-rower Adam Lawton (29) and Castleford youngster Kieran Hudson (22).
Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e made his 200th Sheffield Eagles appearance on Sunday. He became only the club’s ninth player to reach the milestone.
👏 Already in the books as an Eagles legend, Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e reached 200 appearances for the club this afternoon.
👇 Before the game, Director of Rugby Mark Aston gave a speech and Q's family and ex-Eagle Misi Taulapapa presented him with the shirt.
— Sheffield Eagles (@SheffieldEagles) June 12, 2022