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
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.
Capping our five newest All Blacks. Congratulations lads 🤝
#1200 Leicester Fainga'anuku
#1201 Pita Gus Sowakula
#1202 Aidan Ross
#1203 Folau Fakatava
#1204 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck pic.twitter.com/aiZM393Odd
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) July 17, 2022
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
29 min | COUGARS TRY (26-0)
For everyone who's ever asked why he comes off his wing and carries, THAT IS WHY!@MoAgoro1 storms out the backline, through the Cornish side, and 80 metres to touch down for the 11th consecutive game!#JoinThePride pic.twitter.com/MIAN8zTJrT
— Keighley Cougars (@Cougarmania) July 17, 2022
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.
A big one for Tash this afternoon💪
300th Career Appearance🤩
— Wakefield Trinity (@WTrinityRL) July 17, 2022