RL Today: Leeds forward heading to Castleford & Fiji international offered to Super League

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Leeds forward heading to Castleford

Leeds back-rower Alex Mellor is heading to Castleford Tigers for the 2023 season. (Examiner Live)

The 27-year-old back-rower is off-contract at Headingley Stadium at the end of the current season and looks to be on the move. He has made 115 Super League appearances, having made his debut with Bradford. He has also played for Huddersfield.

Fiji international offered to Super League

Fiji international Taane Milne has been offered to Super League clubs. (Examiner Live)

The 27-year-old has made close to 50 NRL appearances, featuring for St George Illawarra Dragons, New Zealand Warriors and currently South Sydney Rabbitohs,

He is one of four players offered to Super League.

Harry Newman returns to full training

Leeds youngster and centre Harry Newman has returned to full squad training. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

A hamstring issue has restricted the 22-year-old centre to just one appearance this year.

New pair given squad numbers at Warrington

New front-row pair Thomas Mikaele and Kyle Amor have been given their squad numbers by Warrington for the remainder of the 2022 season. 

Amor will take the 32 shirt, while Mikaele is given the 33 shirt. 

 Jason Qareqare named in Fiji squad

Castleford youngster Jason Qareqare has been named in a 50-man squad by Fiji in preparations for the Rugby League World Cup

Hull trio Kane Evans, Joe Lovodua and Chris Satae have all been included. Across the city, Hull KR forward Korbin Sims has been named.

Rebuilding job at Leeds could take 10 years says Peacock

Jamie Peacock believes it could take 10 years to replace their golden generation.

The former England and Rhinos forward was the latest guest on the Out Of Your League Podcast.

 

Birthdays

Salford centre Tim Lafai turns 31 today (May 27).

Also celebrating; Former Fiji international Eloni Vunakece (35) and ex-France half-back Remy Marginet. 

Trivia

Wigan and Huddersfield have only faced each other once in the Challenge Cup final. That was in 1920 when Huddersfield won 21-10 at Headingley.

About Josh McAllister 1532 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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