She’s so Loveleigh
Scouting for Girls lead man Roy Stride has provided the latest message to Leigh fans ahead of their performance at the Leigh Sports Village ahead of the Super League club’s 2023 opener.
The London-based band are set to play a full 40-minute set as the newly-rebranded Leopards take on Salford in their return game to Super League.
A message from our Loveleigh friends @Scouting4Girls we cannot wait to see them live on stage 17th Feb…
— Leigh Leopards (@LeighRLFC_) February 8, 2023
Winfield-Hill out of retirement?
According to NRLW reporter Alicia Newton, clubs Down Under are interested in bringing England international Courtney Winfield-Hill out of retirement for 2023.
The 36-year-old announced her retirement following the delayed 2021 World Cup, having been a part of the England side that were knocked out of the semi-finals.
According to reporter Newton, a number of Women Super League players have also been eyed up for a potential switch to Australia.
Nice signing for the Super League over there but if my sources are correct there are a number of English players from the World Cup headed for the NRLW in 2023.
One club has already approached Courtney Winfield-Hill about coming out of retirement and she’s keen. https://t.co/KN5m6WD635
— Alicia Newton (@anewts91) February 8, 2023
Warrington squad to face Crusaders
Warrington have named a youthful looking side to take on League 1’s North Wales Crusaders this Friday night in a pre-season friendly.
Joe Bullock, Greg Minikin and Josh Thewlis are the most experienced faces in the squad. Leon Hayes, Tom Whitehead, Josh Lynch and Adam Holroyd, who all made their debuts last season, have also been named.
Luke Hooley’s Leeds goals
New Leeds recruit Luke Hooley is looking to make his mark at his new club, having been signed from Batley during the off-season. (Leeds Live)
The 24-year-old full-back also reveals that Rohan Smith tried to sign him at Bradford during his time in charge of the club.
Rochdale confirm latest signing
Rochdale Hornets have confirmed the permanent signing of Luke Forber following a successful trial period with the League 1 club.
The 24-year-old has featured in both the club’s trial matches so far against Widnes and Oldham – claiming the man of the match in the latter alongside a try.
Jacques O’Neill on return
Former Castleford hooker turned hit reality TV star Jacques O’Neill says he misses rugby league and hopes to be back on a rugby pitch very soon.
The Barrow-born hooker admitted he missed playing rugby league when appearing on The Rugby League Verdict on Sky Sports News on Wednesday afternoon.
When asked by reporter Jenna Brooks when will he be back on a rugby pitch, O’Neill replied: “I’m hoping soon, honestly.
“I’m hoping sooner than I thought because I miss it, I’m going to be honest. When you love something as a kid, it doesn’t go away. I want to be back.”
England international and Salford half-back Marc Sneyd turns 32 today (February 9).
Also celebrating; former Leigh and Widnes forward Macgraff Leuluai (33), Melbourne Storm’s Tariq Sims (33), Queensland winger Kyle Feldt (31), Brisbane playmaker Billy Walters (29), Wigan’s Ellie Costello (23) and Leeds youngster Tom Holroyd (22).
Leeds hold the record for the most points scored in a season by a single team with 1,152 back in 2005.