RL Today: Josh Drinkwater staying put, Parish’s future & Salford blow

Josh Drinkwater. PA Images

Josh Drinkwater staying put

Catalans Dragons general manager Alex Chan has confirmed that Josh Drinkwater will remain with the club for the 2023 Super League season. (Examiner Live)

The 30-year-old Australian half-back had been linked with a move to Warrington, who left their number seven shirt vacant in their recent squad number announcement.

Matt Parish’s future

Samoa head coach Matt Parish will concentrate his efforts in the coming years on the development of young players in the New South Wales Rugby League system. (World Wide of Sports)

He has previously worked as an assistant at Manly Sea Eagles and Parramatta Eels, but will now focus his time into the development of rising stars.

Salford blow

Salford full-back Ryan Brierley is set to miss the start of the 2023 Super League season due to injury. (Examiner Live)

The 30-year-old suffered a knee injury while with Scotland during their delayed 2021 World Cup campaign. 

England’s “naked” celebrations

Wheelchair Golden Boot winner and England star Seb Bechara has spoken of his side’s celebrations following their World Cup victory. (Mirror)

England won the title over France in front of a record crowd of 4,526 at Manchester Central last Friday, and celebrations went way into the night according to Bechara.

Nick Rawsthorne returns to Halifax

Halifax have announced the signing of Nick Rawsthorne for the 2023 Championship season. 

The former Hull FC, Hull KR and Toronto outside-back announced his retirement from the sport after the 2021 season. He now returns after a 12-month spell away from the game. 

Every Jack Brown try at the RLWC2021

Jack Brown scored 17 tries during the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup, and rugby-league.com have put them all together in one clip for you to enjoy.

Birthdays

Scotland head coach Nathan Graham turns 51 today (November 23).

Also celebrating; Former Tonga international Fetuli Talanoa (35) & Lebanon full-back Jacob Kiraz (21).

Trivia

Kevin Sinfield has now raised more than £2million for his Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge, which he completed on Saturday during half-time of the Men’s World Cup final between Australia and Samoa.

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About Josh McAllister 2126 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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