RL Today: Jack Welsby on NRL interest & O’Neill made available to clubs

Jack Welsby St Helens SWpix Credit: Alamy
Jack Welsby St Helens SWpix Credit: Alamy

Jack Welsby on NRL interest

While not ruling out a potential move in the future, Jack Welsby is in no rush to follow in the footsteps of Dom Young and make an early switch to the NRL. (NRL.com)

The 21-year-old England international caught plenty of attention following his World Club Challenge performance against Penrith, helping his side to a 13-12 victory.

He told NRL.com: “It is not something I have given much thought too. The success that we have had at St Helens is all I have really thought about.

“We have gone far and we want to continue, and make it five this year, after facing the Panthers. I just want to get on with it, play rugby and see what happens.

“I am only young there is plenty of time to make those decisions down the line, but for now I am focused on playing with St Helens and winning more trophies.”

Burgess future

South Sydney Rabbitohs have started negotiations with England international and forward Tom Burgess. (The Age)

The 30-year-old remains without a contract beyond the 2023 season, and has previously discussed his desire to return home for a second stint in Super League.

New contract for England star Radley

According to 9News Australia reporter Danny Weidler, England star Victor Radley has signed a new four-year deal with Sydney Roosters.

Radley, 24, made his NRL debut with the club back in 2017. He has made 97 appearances to date.

Salford star eyes new deal

Salford’s Chris Atkin wants to follow his team-mates in signing a new long-term contract with the Super League side. (Mirror)

Captain Kallum Watkins became the latest player to sign a new deal with the club with three-years. Andy Ackers and Joe Burgess also recently committed their futures, while Brodie Croft previously signed a record-breaking contract with the club in January.

Jacques O’Neill made available to clubs

Former Castleford forward and 2022 Love Island star Jacques O’Neill is nearing closer to a rugby league return. (Yorkshire Live)

The 23-year-old has previously stated that he is keen to return to the sport, and has since been offered to clubs, according to Yorkshire Live.

Wigan record season ticket milestone

Wigan have reported that their season ticket sales have reached a five-year high ahead of their first home fixture of the 2023 season.

The Warriors host Wakefield at the DW Stadium on Friday night.

Chief executive Kris Radlinski said: “We’re delighted at the number of season tickets we’ve sold ahead of the upcoming 2023 Super League season, and we can’t wait to see you all at the DW this year.

“Wigan fans and the community surrounding us have always been an integral part of what makes our club so special, both on and off the field.”


Former Manly, Cronulla, St George, Newcastle, Leeds, York and Featherstone forward Adam Cuthbertson turns 38 today (February 24).

Also celebrating: Ex-Ireland and England international Ben Harrison (35), Fiji’s Henry Raiwalui (34), Ireland captain George King (28) and former Rochdale hooker Declan Sheridan (26).


Wales international Gavin Bennion needs one appearance to reach 150 for his career.

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