RL Today: James Roby breaks Super League record & Jacques O’Neill enters villa

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James Roby Credit: PA Images
James Roby Credit: PA Images

James Roby breaks Super League record

St Helens skipper James Roby made his 455th Super League appearance on Sunday, surpassing Kevin Sinfield’s previous all-time record of 454. He crossed for a try in his side’s 26-18 victory over Hull KR at Totally Wicked Stadium

Jacques O’Neill enters the villa

Former Castleford Tigers forward Jacques O’Neill entered the Love Island villa on Sunday night.

Lee Radford on O’Neill’s new career

Lee Radford has spoken for the first time about O’Neill’s new career path. (Daily Star)

He told Daily Star: “Obviously, it was shock originally. But I am not on social media and I am probably not down with the kids at the minute.

“Financially I’m led to believe there’s far more benefits in that career path than there is in rugby league, unfortunately.”

Rangi Chase still has it

Rangi Chase rolled back the years on Sunday as his Rochdale side fell to Swinton in League 1 in a Greater Manchester derby.

England Women defeat Wales

It was a victory for England Women in Wales on Sunday. Craig Richards’ side won 32-6, and return to action in a double-header next Saturday in Warrington as they face France.

Combined Nations All Stars appoint Shaun Kenny-Dowall as captain

Shaun Kenny-Dowall has been named as the captain for Combined Nations All Stars ahead of their clash against England.

Ellery Hanley’s side face Shaun Wane’s England next weekend in a mid-season international test as preparations for the Rugby League World Cup. 

Birthdays

Former prop forward and current Newcastle Thunder head coach Eamon O’Carroll turns 35 today (June 13).

Also celebrating; Lebanon internationals and brothers Travis and Reece Robinson (35), former Parramatta, Wakefield and Bradford utility Matt Ryan, Dally M and Man of Steel winner Ben Barba (33), ex-half-back Daniel Mortimer (33), France international hooker John Boudebza (32), centre Jason Walton (32), Widnes back-rower Adam Lawton (29) and Castleford youngster Kieran Hudson (22).

Trivia

Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e made his 200th Sheffield Eagles appearance on Sunday. He became only the club’s ninth player to reach the milestone.

 

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