RL Today: Catalans interested in Jared Waerea-Hargreaves & Wigan respond to rumours

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves New Zealand SWpix Credit: Alamy
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves New Zealand SWpix Credit: Alamy

Catalans interested in Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Catalans are interested in New Zealand prop forward Jared Waerea-Hargreaves. (Daily Telegraph)

The 33-year-old currently has a year remaining on his contract with NRL club Sydney Roosters. However, reports suggest he could be following team-mate Sio Siua Taukeiaho to France in the future. 

No approach for Bateman

Wigan have not received an official approach for star back-rower John Bateman from the Wests Tigers. (Wigan Today)

Bateman, 29, has been linked with a return Down Under for the 2023 NRL season. He has three-years remaining on his contact at the DW Stadium.

Channel 4 confirm early coverage

Rounds One and Two of the 2023 Super League season have been confirmed. The full fixture list is set to be announced later this morning.

Channel 4 will cover Hull KR’s opening game against Wigan at Saturday, February 18.

Warrington will kick-off the new season at home to Leeds on the Thursday.

Wheelchair World Cup begins

Today marks the start of the Wheelchair World Cup. Spain face Ireland in the opener at 5:00pm from the Copper Box Arena, London, before England play Australia at 7:30pm in a double-header. 

Gary Hetherington provides Leeds recruitment update

Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington says that his side’s recruitment process continues following the retirement of forward Matt Prior. (Leeds Live

Prior’s decision has opened up salary cap space and a quota spot for the 2023 campaign.

Mitch Clark secures future

Former Super League forward Mitch Clark has signed a new deal to remain at Newcastle Thunder for the 2023 Championship season.

The 29-year-old had previously been linked with a move to France for the Elite One competition. However, he has signed a new one-year deal with Newcastle. He made 25 appearances for the club in 2022, scoring one try.

Birthdays

Former NRL, Super League and international forward Frank Pritchard turns 39 today (November 3).

Also celebrating; England and Huddersfield forward Chris Hill (35), Greece international Matt Constantinou (30)  and outside-back Ben Tibbs (22).

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