RL Today: Luke Gale latest, Salford eye up new signing & Leigh’s quota explained

Josh McAllister
Luke Gale, Championship Ins and Outs. PA

Luke Gale latest

Luke Gale is still without a club for 2023 but is fully intent on playing on next season. (Yorkshire Live)

The player’s agent, Craig Harrison, told Rugby League Live that the player has had “six or seven good offers” for next year. 

Salford interested in Australian forward

Salford Red Devils are closing in on the signing of Australian back-rower Sam Stone. (Yorkshire Live)

Stone, 25, made the switch to England with Leigh from the Gold Coast Titans. He was released by the promotion-winning side following the conclusion of the 2022 season.

Leigh’s quota explained

Leigh owner Derek Beaumont insists none of his eight existing quota players will have to leave the club, despite having one more than allowed. (Yorkshire Live)

The newly-rebranded Leopards will feature in Super League in 2023 after winning promotion and are over the allowance of quota players. However, Beaumont has stated that nobody will have to leave ahead of the season despite concerns.

Hanley: Australia are levels above

Ellery Hanley has hit out on England’s recent performance over France and believes the Kangaroos are levels above. (Daily Mail)

The rugby league legend believes Australia’s recent win over Scotland was “close to perfection” and was disappointed by England’s performance against France despite their 42-18 victory in Bolton.

Wakefield recruitment update

Wakefield Trinity new head coach Mark Applegarth has provided a recruitment update ahead of the 2023 season. (Yorkshire Post)

“There’s a lot going on,” he told The Yorkshire Post. “We’re speaking to quite a few players and hopefully there will be a few announcements coming out over the next week.”

Bradford keen on Wales star

Bradford are close to securing Wales international hooker Curtis Davies. (Yorkshire Live)

The 25-year-old has featured in both group games for John Kear’s side so far against Cook Islands and Tonga respectively. Davies featured in the French Elite 1 competition last season for Villeneuve. 


St Helens and Super League legend Keiron Cunningham turns 46 today (October 28).

Also celebrating; Former St George Illawarra forward Dean Young (39), Wakefield’s Lee Gaskell (32) and St Helens back-rower Joe Batchelor (28).


Joe Batchelor and Kai Pearce-Paul are set to make their England debuts against Greece this Saturday at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

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