RL Today: Luke Hooley reacts to long-term injury & Umyla Hanley on train and trail deal

Luke Hooley Batley Bulldogs Super League. News Images

Luke Hooley reacts to injury blow

New Leeds recruit Luke Hooley has taken to social media following the confirmation that he will miss the start of the new season due to injury.

The full-back makes the step up to Super League on a two-year deal from Batley. However, he underwent surgery last week and is expected to be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.

Umyla Hanley on train and trail deal

Wigan youngster Umyla Hanley is currently on a train and trail deal with Leigh after being spotted at the club’s pre-season training. (Yorkshire Live

The 2o-year-old full-back was spotted on Leigh’s social media as the club prepare for their return to Super League. However, it has been reported by Examiner Live that the youngster is on a train and trail deal.

Wigan youngster on the move

Rochdale Hornets have signed Wigan youngster Toby Brannan for their 2023 League 1 campaign.

He said: “I had a few clubs interested in me but the idea of coming to Rochdale, with what we are trying to achieve, really excites me.”

Barrow suffer injury blow

Experienced Barrow forward Dan Toal will be sidelined for up to nine months after successfully undergoing knee surgery. (Cumbria Crack)

The 33-year-old reached his 200th club appearance last season, and hasn’t played since the club’s 40-6 victory over Whitehaven in July.

Renouf Atoni arrives in England

New Wakefield recruit Renouf Atoni has touched down in England to link up with his new Super League club ahead of the 2023 season.

The former Canterbury Bulldogs prop forward makes the move on an initial one-year deal, with the option of a further year in 2024.

Bradford release 2023 home shirt

Bradford Bulls yesterday revealed their 2023 home playing shirt for the upcoming Championship campaign.

Birthdays

Former France international and Catalans utility Vincent Duport turns 35 today (December 15).

Also celebrating; Former hooker Andy Ellis (38) and half-back Jake Sweeting (23).

Trivia

Leeds and Bradford will meet annually in a pre-season fixture to contest The Keith Howard Foundation Trophy as part of a new partnership between the clubs.

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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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