RL Today: Jansin Turgut represents Turkey & Sonny Bill Williams to fight Jake Paul?

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Jansin Turgut Credit: PA Images
Jansin Turgut Credit: PA Images

Jansin Turgut represents Turkey

Jansin Turgut completed a remarkable return to the sport and represented Turkey in Australia on Monday.

The former Salford and Hull man suffered life-threatening injuries after falling from a car park in Ibiza in 2019. The 26-year-old returned to the amateur game earlier this year, and faced Australian Defence Force with Turkey as a curtain-raiser for the Anzac Day clash between St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters.

Sonny Bill Williams to fight Jake Paul?

Former NRL and rugby union star Sonny Bill Williams could face Youtuber Jake Paul in the boxing ring. (Manchester Evening News)

Paul’s team has contacted the former Toronto Wolfpack man over a potential fight later this year.

Herbie Farnworth back in England contention

Brisbane Broncos centre Herbie Farnworth is back in England contention says head coach Shaun Wane.

Farnworth, 22, was dropped from Wane’s elite squad 12 months ago after failing to meet his standards off the pitch.

Wane said: “He’s gone on the meetings I’ve had with the NRL players on time. People might think that’s nothing but to me it’s everything.

“I watch him play every week and he’s doing well with Brisbane. He’s a talent and a good athlete and he’s playing really well. I can definitely see him playing in the World Cup.”

Leeds Rhinos confirm Zak Hardaker signing

Leeds Rhinos have confirmed the signing of Zak Hardaker for the remainder of the 2022 Super League season.

Hardaker, 30, was released by Wigan earlier last week to pursue opportunities closer to his family base in Yorkshire.

Super League Team of the Week

Here’s Super League’s Team of the Week for the latest round of action…

Hull KR injury update

Frankie Halton is still a few weeks away from a return for Hull KR. The back-rower sprained his ankle in the Hull derby on Good Friday.

Matt Parcell will return to contention following his 11-day concussion exclusion. Kane Linnett’s bicep injury is not as serious as originally thought. The Scotland international will be pushing for selection this weekend.

Birthdays

Former England and Great Britain representative Stephen Wild turns 41 today (April 26)

Also celebrating; Former Jamaica international Richie Barnett (41), NRL hooker Mitch Rein (32), New Zealand forward Isaac Liu (31) and half-back Drew Hutchinson (27).

Trivia

Huddersfield’s Jermaine McGillvary needs one try to draw level with Ryan Atkins in joint-sixth place in the list of Super League’s all-time leaders.

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