RL Today: Sarginson retires, Sinfield honour & Warrington to rest prop

Drew Darbyshire
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Sarginson retires

Former England international Dan Sarginson has called time on his rugby league career aged just 29. (Mirror)

The ex-Wigan and Salford centre told the Mirror: “I just had to follow my gut. I got to the stage where I was perhaps looking for more purpose in my life.

“I’ve loved rugby league. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve met some amazing people and I’m super proud of everything I’ve achieved like moving away from home in London, taking big risks and learning so many beautiful life lessons playing this sport.”

Warrington to rest prop

Warrington coach Daryl Powell has hinted that they will give in-form forward James Harrison a period of rest whilst he nurses a knee injury (Warrington Guardian)

Harrison has been impressive in the early rounds but he is set to spend some time on the sideline due to a knee injury that has limited his training time.

Powell told Warrington Guardian: “Jimmy’s been struggling so players coming back in next week will be a welcome relief for him. He needs a little bit of time to settle his knee down.”

Castleford injury update

Castleford could welcome back captain Paul McShane for their clash with Leeds on Thursday night. (The Yorkshire Post)

Tigers interim coach Andy Last told The Yorkshire Post: “Hopefully, fingers crossed, we’ll get Paul McShane, George Griffin and Bureta Faraimo back in the fold for the Leeds game.”

Oldham honour Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield’s hometown of Oldham has paid tribute to Leeds Rhinos legend. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

The former Rhinos captain will be made an honorary freeman of the borough in Oldham, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Our own rebrand

We’ve undergone a rebrand! Hopefully you’ve already seen some changes over the past week or so.

Love Rugby League editor James Gordon said: “We’re really excited about the crisp new Love Rugby League brand. The site has been hugely popular with rugby league fans for many years; and this update takes the experience to a whole new level. 

“With more in-depth coverage, exclusive content, and a vibrant community of fans, we believe Love Rugby League will be the go-to source for all things rugby league.”

Italy star leaves Halifax

Championship club Halifax have released Italy international Ryan King from his contract by mutual agreement.

The 25-year-old only linked up with the Panthers in the off-season after an impressive season in the Championship with Whitehaven in 2022.

King, who represented Italy at last year’s World Cup, has been granted a release from his contract with Halifax after just two games for the West Yorkshire club.

READ MORE: World Cup representative departs Championship club


England and Sydney Roosters star Victor Radley turns 25 today (March 14).

Also celebrating; Former Australia international Garry Jack (62), ex-Hull forward Jason Smith (51), Midlands’ Brad Clavering (25) and Australia star Matt Burton (23).


England international Marc Sneyd kicked his 1,000th career goal in Salford’s 60-14 win at Hull on Saturday.

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