RL Today: Mike Cooper set for immediate switch & Rugby Australia eyeing NRL star

Josh McAllister
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Mike Cooper set for immediate switch

England international Mike Cooper is set to make the immediate switch to new club Wigan Warriors. (Examiner Live)

The Warrington prop had signed with Matt Peet’s side for the 2023 campaign. However, the deal is set to be brought forward. He was dropped by Daryl Powell in their recent defeat to Castleford.

Rugby Australia eyeing NRL star

Rugby Australia are targeting a multi-million dollar swoop for Canterbury Bulldogs half-back Matt Burton. (Daily Mail)

The 22-year-old New South Wales representative has attracted interest thanks to his booming left foot.

Sydney Roosters star Joseph Suaalii is also believed to be a target ahead of the 2027 Rugby World Cup. 

Victor Radley for England?

Sydney Roosters forward Victor Radley says he wants to represent his English heritage at the World Cup this autumn.

The 24-year-old back-rower was born and raised in Australia but qualifies to play for England through his father Nigel, who is from Sheffield and a Wednesday fan.

Bevan French’s future

Bevan French says an announcement is very close to being made on his future.

The Wigan superstar scored seven tries to break the record for most tries in a Super League game in their 60-0 demolition of Hull on Friday night.

Tuivasa-Sheck makes All Blacks debut

Former NRL full-back Roger Tuivasa-Sheck made his All Blacks debut against Ireland over the weekend.


History made

Keighley winger Mo Agoro scored a try for the 11th consecutive game over the weekend. He went on to complete a hat-trick and score his 25th try of the season so far.

According to the Rugby League Record Keepers’ Club, only four players have managed 11 try-scoring games in a row since the professional game switched to summer in 1996


Former England and Great Britain international Karl Pratt turns 42 today (July 18).

Also celebrating; Former Australia and Queensland representative Bryan Neibling (62), 22 capped New Zealand international Jeremy Smith (41), ex-NRL utility Gerard Beale (32) and Warrington back-rower Mathew Nicholson (19). 


Matty Ashurst made his 300th career appearance against Hull KR.