RL Today: Paul Vaughan move confirmed & England and All Stars wages revealed
Paul Vaughan move confirmed
General manager of football for the Canterbury Bulldogs Phil Gould has confirmed that forward Paul Vaughan is heading to the UK for the 2023 season.
The 31-year-old Bulldogs forward has been linked with a move to Warrington alongside team-mate Matt Dufty.
Paul has signed to play in the UK in 2023 https://t.co/yF7AjoB0j3
— Phil Gould (@PhilGould15) June 15, 2022
England and All Stars earnings revealed
Rugby League Live has revealed exactly what the England and All Stars players will earn from this weekend’s test.
The two sides meet this Saturday at the Halliwell Jones Stadium as preparation for the World Cup for Shaun Wane’s side.
Rugby League Live revealed that every player who has been selected for the two squads will receive £500 for the week’s work, with an added bonus of £1,500 for the winning side.
RIP Bill Ashurst
Former Great Britain, Wigan and Penrith Panthers back-rower Bill Ashurst has died aged 74.
A Wigan great.
RIP Bill Ashurst. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dQCNYaF06r
— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) June 15, 2022
Kruise Leeming shocked by England omission
Leeds Rhinos captain Kruise Leeming says his England omission came as a shock. (Yorkshire Post)
Instead, the 26-year-old hooker will represent the Combined Nations All Stars this weekend at Halliwell Jones Stadium. Leeming has won one cap for England to date, making his debut last year against France from the bench.
Shaun Wane unable to speak to Dom Young
During his recent press conference, England head coach Shaun Wane admitted that he was unable to speak to Dom Young during his recent trip to Australia. (Examiner Live)
The 20-year-old is enjoying fine form in the NRL, having scored eight tries in 16 appearance for Newcastle Knights. However, Wane didn’t manage to speak to him about a potential England call-up during his trip Down Under. Young also qualifies to play for Jamaica.
Former Parramatta Eels, Hull, New South Wales and Australia half-back and Australian Rugby League Hall fo Fame member Peter Sterling turns 62 today (June 16).
Also celebrating; Ex-NRL and Super League forward Craig Fitzgibbon (45), former player and referee Henry Perenara (42), Wales international Gil Dudson (32), Cronulla Sharks half-back Matt Moylan (31), Scotland utility Euan Aitken (27), South Sydney Rabbitohs star full-back Latrell Mitchell (25) and rising Sydney Roosters star Sam Walker (20).
Newcastle Thunder’s Alex Foster needs one appearance to reach 150 for his career.