RL Today: Pryce future, Cuthbertson leaves Fev & special Burrow moment

Will Pryce Huddersfield SWpix
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Pryce future

Huddersfield coach Ian Watson has provided the latest on the future of rising star Will Pryce amid links to NRL club Newcastle Knights. (The Yorkshire Post)

Watson reiterated that Pryce will not be leaving before the end of next year, when his contract expires.

Watson told The Yorkshire Post: “It was mooted through the press last year that it was a done deal and it looks like it potentially is that way, but Will will be the one who makes the decision on that. That option is there for him.”

Cuthbertson leaves Featherstone

Adam Cuthbertson has departed Championship Featherstone after being in a player-coaching role last season.

The Australian has officially retired from playing the game, and is pursuing other opportunities in 2023.

Cuthbertson said: “I would like to thank the club and Brian McDermott for the opportunity in 2022. I can confidently say I have learnt so many invaluable lessons under the guidance of Mac and because of this I’ll forever be grateful.

“I wish Featherstone the very best with the 2023 season and hope that they can continue to build; and challenge for Super League in the near future.”

Holmes came close to representing Kiwis

Australia star Valentine Holmes has revealed how a desire to play for Queensland was all that stopped him committing to New Zealand as a teenager. (Fox Sports)

Holmes was born in Australia to a New Zealander father and a Cook Islander mother. He told Fox Sports: “But I think I made the right decision, I’ve had a pretty good rep career for Queensland and Australia and that was the only reason – so I could play for Queensland as well.

Inspiring Lebanon

Wigan winger Abbas Miski hopes Lebanon’s impressive World Cup campaign will inspire the next generation of Lebanese kids to pick up a rugby ball. (Wigan Today)

The Cedars reached the quarter-final of the World Cup, where they fell short to reigning champions Australia.

Miski told Wigan Today: “Hopefully this will encourage more Lebanese kids to start playing and we’ll have a bigger pool to choose from next time.

Foster’s new deal

Former Leeds, London Broncos and Castleford forward Alex Foster has signed a new deal with Newcastle Thunder for the 2023 season.

The 29-year-old scored three tries in 12 appearances for Thunder last season after arriving from Castleford.

Touching Burrow moment

Lindsay Burrow, the wife of rugby league legend Rob, presented the England women’s team with their match jerseys ahead of their World Cup match against Papua New Guinea at Headingley.

The video below is just another reason why our sport is so special.

 

Birthdays

Fiji and St George Illawarra Dragons winger Mikaele Ravalawa turns 25 today (November 9).

Also celebrating; former Wales international Mark Roberts (40) and Cronulla Sharks back Matt Ikuvalu (29).

Trivia

St Helens’ new recruit Tee Ritson will become the first Thailand-born player to play in Super League should he make his debut in 2023.

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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