RL Today: Brodie Croft on Salford future & Brad Takairangi finds new club in Australia

Brodie Croft Salford Red Devils Credit: Alamy
Brodie Croft Salford Red Devils Credit: Alamy

Brodie Croft on Salford future

Salford star man and 2022 Man of Steel winner Brodie Croft has discussed his future as he remains off-contract beyond 2022. (Yorkshire Live)

Croft, 25, enjoyed an exceptional debut season in Super League with the Red Devils, including seven tries in 26 appearances.

Brad Takairangi finds new club in Australia

Former Hull KR centre Brad Takairangi has found a new club back in Australia. (Hull Daily Mail)

Hull Daily Mail have reported that the 33-year-old has joined a team based in New South Wales.

He was one of 12 players to leave Craven Park at the end of 2022, and had been linked with a move to Keighley during the off-season.

International star set to leave Championship club

Ireland international Brendan O’Hagan is set to leave Championship outfit York on the eve of the Championship season. (Yorkshire Live)

The half-back or hooker joined the club ahead of the 2021 season, and had received shirt number 14 for the 2023 campaign.

Eddie Jones becomes Australia coach

Despite his interest in coaching in the NRL, Eddie Jones has been appointed as the new boss of the Wallabies.

The former England boss replaces Dave Rennie with a five-year deal. 

Sam Burgess & Rabbitohs chase Dom Young

South Sydney Rabbitohs are preparing to offer England international Dom Young a contract for the 2024 NRL season and beyond. (The Age)

Young, 21, has made 26 appearances for Newcastle Knights, scoring 18 tries.

Club legend Sam Burgess is believed to be involved in the negotiations, with Young off-contract at the end of 2023.

Elijah Taylor on Featherstone move

Former Salford captain Elijah Taylor has discussed his move to Featherstone for the Championship 2023 campaign. (The Yorkshire Post)

Taylor, 32, had been linked with a move to Wakefield, and revealed he even held discussions with his former club, New Zealand Warriors.

Birthdays

Former New Zealand Warriors, Huddersfield and Newcastle Thunder forward and new York recruit Ukuma Ta’ai turns 36 today (January 17).

Also celebrating; Ex-St Helens and Widnes centre Chris Dean (35), former England international Lee Mossop (34), ex-NRL half-back Beau Henry (33) and Welsh international brothers Connor Davies & Curtis Davies (26).

Trivia

Only two Super League clubs are left to confirm their 2023 squad numbers – Castleford and Catalans.

READ NEXT: Super League 2023 squad numbers: Club-by-club guide

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