RL Today: Rising club sign Wakefield Trinity forward & more season-ending injuries

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Keighley sign Wakefield Trinity forward

Rising club Keighley Cougars have signed Wakefield Trinity forward Brad Walker for 2023. (Examiner Live)

Rhys Lovegrove’s side need just one more point to secure promotion to the Championship, having remained undefeated so far in their League 1 campaign.

More season-ending injuries

There has been more season-ending injuries in the Super League competition.

Hull have confirmed blows to both Jack Walker and Darnell McIntosh following their defeat to St Helens. Meanwhile, Warrington’s Connor Wrench will undergo surgery next week for an ACL injury.

Championship & League 1 suspensions

York’s Pauli Pauli and Bradford’s Aaron Murphy have both been handed one-match bans following their Championship clash on Monday night.

Widnes hooker Matty Fozard has also copped a one-match suspension. Keighley’s Kyle Kesik and Dane Chisholm have received two and one-match bans respectively. 

West Wales Raiders’ Craig Lewis and Rochdale’s Fenton Rodgers were also both charged.  

Player responds after League 1 club terminate contract

Jamaica international Jordan Andrade has expressed his disappointment after Oldham terminated his contract.

The Roughyeds tweeted that they had parted ways with Andrade due to gross misconduct. He responded with his own post on social media.

Hull KR to field two 17-year-olds against St Helens

Injury-hit Hull KR will name two 17-year-olds in their team to take on St Helens this Friday. (Yorkshire Post)

Interim boss Danny McGuire has confirmed Connor Barley will make his Super League debut. He will be named alongside Zach Fishwick.

Two set for Warrington debut

Warrington assistant coach Ryan Sheridan has confirmed that youngsters Luke Thomas and Adam Holroyd will make their debuts against Leeds. (Warrington Guardian)

Daryl Powell will however be without Wrench, Stefan Ratchford, Matty Nicholson and Thomas Mikaele for the trip to Headingley Stadium.

Birthdays

Former North Queensland, Gold Coast Titans, Penrith Panthers and Queensland back-rower Gavin Cooper turns 37 today (August 19).

Also celebrating; Bradford winger David Foggin-Johnston (26), France international Fouad Yaha (26), Queensland forward Thomas Flegler (23) and York youngster AJ Towse (19).

Trivia

Hull FC prop forward Scott Taylor could make his 300th career appearance this Friday if selected.

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About Josh McAllister 1903 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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