Rugby League Today: Warrington set to sign Billy Magoulias & Abbas Miski arrives at Wigan

Billy Magoulias in action for Cronulla Sharks
Billy Magoulias in action for Cronulla Sharks

Warrington land Billy Magoulias

Cronulla Sharks forward Billy Magoulias has confirmed he will move to Super League with Warrington ahead of 2022. (The Daily Telegraph)

The Greece international, 24, has made 17 NRL appearances for the Sharks since making his first team debut in 2019.

Championship signings

There have been a number of signings in the Championship within the last 24 hours.

Halifax have signed half-back Cory Aston from London Broncos on a two-year deal, whilst Luis Roberts has left Swinton for hometown club Leigh.

Featherstone have retained their star man Dane Chisholm, whilst veteran York forward Danny Kirmond will go around again in 2022.

Harry Tyson-Wilson has committed to Sheffield for 2022. Jamaica international Keenen Tomlinson has signed a new deal with Dewsbury.

Abbas Miski arrives at Wigan

Lebanon international Abbas Miski has arrived at Wigan!

The 26-year-old winger links up with the Warriors after impressing in the Championship for London Broncos. At the time of his announcement back in July, Miski said: “I want to prove to myself and everyone else that I can be a consistent Super League player and I can offer something to this club which will help us win trophies.โ€

Hull boss on Kane Evans

Fiji prop Kane Evans ticks all the boxes for Hull coach Brett Hodgson. (Hull Daily Mail)

Hodgson said: โ€œWe have been working hard to add another big middle to our squad and the inclusion of Kane alongside the likes of Chris Satae, Ligi Sao and Manu Maโ€™u represents a strong contingent of overseas forwards who, alongside the rest of our pack, will help us lead the charge next season.โ€

Wakefield star wants more international honours

Wakefield centre Reece Lyne hopes to have a strong year with Trinity in 2022 as he looks to represent England in the World Cup. (The Yorkshire Post)

Lyne told The Yorkshire Post: โ€œIโ€™m just going to focus on having my best year and getting myself in good shape as you canโ€™t rest on your laurels. Everyone will be fighting for that same spot.โ€

Barrow up for Championship challenge

Barrow want to make their stadium a fortress upon their return to the Championship next season. (North West Evening Mail)

Raiders chairman Steve Neale said: “If we are competitive, continue to grow our crowds, make the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium something of a fortress and make some progress in improving our road form then I would see that as progression. No pressure then!”

Birthdays

Former New Zealand international Jake Webster turns 38 today (October 29).

Also celebrating; Wales international Rob Massam (34), Salford winger Ken Sio (31), Wigan prop Brad Singleton (29) and Tonga international Kotoni Staggs (23).

Trivia

Warrington’s new signing Billy Magoulias has won three caps for Greece. He will be hoping to represent his heritage at next year’s World Cup.

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