RL Today: Tom Johnstone attracts attention from rival club & Catalans pair on the move

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Tom Johnstone in action for Wakefield | Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix

Tom Johnstone attracts attention

Catalans have their sights set on Wakefield winger Tom Johnstone. (Examiner Live)

Johnstone, 26, is off-contract at the end of the current season. He has scored 81 tries in 106 Super League appearances, but has struggled with injuries during his career so far.

Catalans pair on the move?

Catalans forward Gil Dudson and Sam Kasiano could be on the move for 2023. (Manchester Evening News)

The pair are in the last year of their respective contracts with the Dragons, and have been linked with a move to Warrington.

Brett Hodgson on Joe Lovodua’s expiring contract

Hull head coach Brett Hodgson is hopeful of extending Joe Lovodua’s contract at the MKM Stadium. (Hull Daily Mail)

The hooker has had an impressive start to life in Super League so far, having joined on a one-year contract.

Hodgson told Hull Daily Mail: “We’re hopeful of securing Joe long-term. We’re in conversations. I think Joe will remain beyond this year.”

14 contract decisions new coach Willie Peters must make

Hull KR currently have 14 players who are out of contract at the season’s end, so incoming coach Willie Peters will have some big decisions to make in the coming months.

On Monday night, the Robins announced the appointment of Peters on a three-year deal from 2023.

Former Wigan and Wales prop Glyn Shaw sadly dies

Former Wigan prop Glyn Shaw has died at the age of 71. (Wigan Today)

He featured for Wales, Great Britain, Wigan, Widnes, Warrington and Rochdale in the rugby league code. Shaw also represented Neath RFC in union.

Sosaia Feki almost retired following injury nightmare

Castleford winger Sosaia Feki admits he almost retired after a horrendous run of injuries since the move to England. (Mirror)

The former Cronulla Sharks winger has had three serious injuries since his move to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle in 2020. He has recently joined Featherstone on a loan agreement in his road to a full recovery.

Birthdays

Former Papua New Guinea international and Super League utility and current Hull KR assistant coach Stanley Gene turns 48 today (May 11).

Also celebrating; Ex-NRL winger Beau Ryan (37), current Leigh and Championship star Nene Macdonald (28), Swinton forward Deane Meadows (28) and Bradford’s Ebon Scurr (22).

Trivia

St Helens half-back Jonny Lomax needs one appearance to reach 250 in Super League.

About Josh McAllister 1325 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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