New Wakefield signing Kevin Proctor says his new team are just as skilful as any side he has played in. (Yorkshire Evening Post)
It is quite the compliment from Proctor, who has played star-studded New Zealand, Melbourne Storm and Gold Coast Titans teams.
Proctor told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “The squad is just as skilful, if not more skilful, than any team I’ve played in.”
Channel 4’s promo video
Channel 4 have launched their Super League promotional video ahead of their second season covering the sport on the free-to-air channel.
— Channel 4 Sport (@C4Sport) February 16, 2023
Sky Sports remove promo
Sky Sports removed one of their Super League promo videos on the eve of the Super League season getting underway. (Yorkshire Live)
Yorkshire Live report that it was because the area they were filming in at Scammonden Dam is off-limits to the public.
Wigan youngster heads out on loan
Championship club Whitehaven have signed young hooker Tom Forber on a one-month loan deal from Super League giants Wigan.
The 19-year-old was one of seven players to make their first team debuts in Wigan’s game against Hull KR last August.
Forber featured in all three of Wigan’s pre-season friendlies. He will be in contention to play in Whitehaven’s Championship clash against Featherstone on Sunday.
Warriors transition coach John Duffy said: “This is a great opportunity for Tom to continue his great form that he has shown throughout pre-season. The loan gives him a chance to continue his development.”
Former St Helens winger Regan Grace has suffered a setback on his return from a ruptured Achilles. (St Helens Star)
The Welsh speedster switched codes to join rugby union side Racing 92 at the end of last season.
The French rugby union club have issued a press release saying he has injured his Achilles tendon again and will undergo surgery. Grace will be out of action for several more months, according to St Helens Star.
Saints re-sign Wigan duo
In the Women’s Super League, St Helens have announced that Lucie Sams and Luci McColm has re-joined the club from rivals Wigan ahead of the 2023 campaign.
The duo played for Wigan’s Under-19s in 2022 after having left Saints to join the Warriors a couple of years ago.
Saints coach Matty Smith said:“I’m very happy to welcome both Lucie and Luci back to the club. They have been with us before and its great to see them come back to their hometown club.”
Australia, Queensland and Melbourne Storm hooker Harry Grant turns 25 today (February 17).
Also celebrating; former Leeds prop Tonie Carroll (47), ex-Wales international Aled James (41), former Huddersfield forward Tom Symonds (34), former Leigh prop Sam Hopkins (33) and Fiji international Marcelo Montoya (27).
Mark Percival will make his 200th appearance for St Helens when they take on Penrith Panthers in the World Club Challenge on Saturday.