RL Today: Kevin Proctor close to Super League move & Johnstone to depart Hull

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Kevin Proctor Credit: PA Images
Kevin Proctor Credit: PA Images

Kevin Proctor close to Super League move

Sacked NRL forward Kevin Proctor is in talks with an unnamed Super League club. (BBC)

The 33-year-old was released by the Gold Coast Titans after posting a video of himself vaping on social media during a match he was not a part of.

Jordan Johnstone to depart Hull

Jordan Johnstone is set to leave Hull at the end of the season. (Hull Daily Mail)

The hooker has been linked with a return to former club Widnes in the Championship.

Huddersfield eyeing NRL centre

Huddersfield Giants are considering a move for Gold Coast Titans centre Esan Marsters. (Yorkshire Live) 

The 25-year-old is off-contract at the end of the current NRL season. He is being considered as a replacement for Ricky Leutele, who has been linked with a move away from the John Smith’s Stadium.

Wakefield release statement following 102-0 defeat

Wakefield Trinity have released a statement following their 102-0 defeat to the Ladies side against Warrington.

Club CEO Michael Carter said that the club tried to rearrange the fixture due to a lack of players – but could not come to an agreement. It meant loaning in six players from Bradford and promoting four more from their Under-19s.

Carter also revealed that they have lost players to rival clubs this year – with no regulations on transfers between teams. 

Luke Keary commits to Ireland

Sydney Roosters half-back Luke Keary has appeared to have committed his allegiance to Ireland for this year’s World Cup. (RLWC 2021)

The 30-year-old posed with an Irish flag Down Under with Ireland sponsor and official Rory O’Hara.

Meanwhile, Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii haș chosen Samoa over Australia. 

Hirst to boost LGBT inclusion

Keegan Hirst has come out of retirement to join Batley Bulldogs for the remainder of the current season.

He became the first British professional rugby league player to come out as gay. 

Hirst said the decision to continue his career was to “help with visibility and inclusion” in rugby league.

Birthdays

Wigan-born Canberra Raiders forward Ryan Sutton turns 27 today (August 2).

Also celebrating: Former Hull KR head coach Justin Morgan (47), New Zealand international Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (27) and Gold Coast Titans winger Phillip Sami (25).

Trivia

Summer Bash recorded its lowest every attendance this year with a crowd of 10,763 across the weekend.

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