RL Today: David Fusitu’a addresses future & Burrow’s new racehorse ready for debut

David Fusitu'a. News Images Credit: Alamy
David Fusitu'a. News Images Credit: Alamy

David Fusitu’a addresses future

Reports Down Under recently suggested that winger David Fusitu’a is eyeing up an early return to the NRL after finding himself “unhappy” at Leeds.

However, speaking to the Yorkshire Post, the 28-year-old winger has discussed his future in Super League.

Harry Newman’s fitness update

Harry Newman has provided an update on his fitness status following a tough year of injuries in 2022. (Leeds Live)

Several hamstring injuries ultimately ended the centre’s season early as well as a potential place in Shaun Wane’s England squad for the delayed 2021 World Cup.

Tee Ritson set for first St Helens appearance

Tee Ritson is set to make his first St Helens appearance in Mark Percival’s testimonial this Friday.

Head coach Paul Wellens has named a large 32-man squad for the clash at the Totally Wicked Stadium. Ritson, 27, joined during the off-season on a season-long loan from Barrow.

Lewis Dodd and Alex Walmsley have also been named and could make their returns from injury.

Rob Burrow’s new racehorse ready for debut

Rob Burrow’s new racehorse, Beep Beep Burrow, will make his belated debut at Doncaster on Saturday. (Mirror)

The horse will help raise money for Rob Burrow and MND.

Burrow told the Mirror: “Beep Beep Burrow is such an exciting horse and we’re all hoping he lives up to his name. We’re very much looking forward to his debut in Doncaster where he’ll get his chance to show people just what he can do on the racecourse.”

Rochdale confirm latest signing

Rochdale have confirmed the signing of forward Antony Bowman for their 2023 League 1 campaign.

The 30-year-old has previously played for Batley, Halifax and Swinton and makes the move from Midlands Hurricanes.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have joined such a historic club.

“I’ve had many tough battles over the years against Rochdale and it’s a pleasure to be here.”

Connor Ratcliffe has also joined the club for 2023. 

Warrington appoint new captain

Stefan Ratchford has been appointed Warrington’s new captain for the 2023 Super League season.

The 34-year-old enters his 12th season with the club, having joined from Salford back in 2012.

Birthdays

Former NRL and Super League back-rower and dual-international with New Zealand and Samoa, David Solomona turns 45 today (January 26).

Also celebrating; Ex-Papua New Guinea forward Jason Chan (39), former Australia back-rower Ryan Hoffman (39), ex-prop Justin Poore (38), Wigan’s Rachel Thompson (28), Greece international Nick Mougios (24), Scotland’s Kieran Buchanan (24) and Castleford winger Jason Qarware (19).

Trivia

Hull’s Danny Houghton made 1031 tackles last season – the most in the competition. 

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