RL Today: Luke Gale provides update on future & Holmes on “disappointing” Warrington exit

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Luke Gale provides update on future

Off-contract international half-back Luke Gale has provided an update on his future for 2023. (Yorkshire Live)

The nine-time England representative was released by Hull following the conclusion of the 2022 Super League campaign.

Nene Macdonald faces fitness race

Nene Macdonald faces a race to be fit for the new season following a torn quad sustained during the World Cup with Papua New Guinea. (Leeds Live

The centre has signed with Leeds on a two-year deal from Leigh ahead of the 2023 Super League season. He picked up the injury during the quarter-final loss against England at the DW Stadium.

Oliver Holmes on “disappointing” Warrington exit

Oliver Holmes has spoken about his exit from Warrington as the back-rower links up with Leigh for 2023. (Mirror)

Holmes, 30, had two years remaining on his contract at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. However, he was let go to join the newly-rebranded Leopards for their return to Super League.

Tom Trbojevic sent for scans

Manly Sea Eagles full-back Tom Trbojevic has been sent for scans after sustaining an injuring during pre-season training. (NRL.com)

The 26-year-old was limited to just seven appearances in 2022 due to a shoulder injury, and also missed the delayed 2021 World Cup in England with Australia.

Joseph Manu wins another award

Golden Boot winner Joseph Manu has won New Zealand’s Player of the Year alongside Kiwi Ferns star Raecene McGregor.

Dylan Brown and Brianna Clark were awarded the Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns Rookie of the Year awards, while an outstanding 2022 season sees Ronaldo Mulitalo earn Kiwis Young Player of the Year.

Leigh’s winning mindset

Kai O’Donnell has spoken of Leigh’s winning mindset ahead of their return to Super League in 2023. (Leigh Journal)

He told the Leigh Journal: “We don’t have a losing mindset; we just go out to win. That is our DNA as a club at the moment.”

Birthdays

Former England international and NRL star Sam Burgess turns 34 today (November 14), while ex-Great Britain representative and Leeds prop forward Jamie Peacock celebrates his 45th birthday.

Trivia

Penrith Panthers are favourites to lift their third straight NRL Premiership trophy.

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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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