RL Today: Leon Pryce returns to coaching & 2023 Summer Bash venue revealed

Challenge Cup Leon Pryce Credit: Alamy
Challenge Cup Leon Pryce Credit: Alamy

Leon Pryce returns to coaching

Former international playmaker Leon Pryce will work as assistant coach under Sean Long at Featherstone Rovers for the 2023 Championship season.

Ian Hardman has also been appointed as assistant coach at Post Office Road Stadium. The trio all played together at St Helens during their careers.

Summer Bash 2023 venue

The 2023 Championship Summer Bash is set to take place at the LNER Community Stadium in York. (York Press)

Leeds hosted the event for the first time last season, with the seventh edition of the Summer Bash to take place in York next season with all 14 teams.

Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road had hosted the Summer Bash previously.

Briers jets off

Lee Briers has flown out to Australia to link up with his new club, Brisbane Broncos.

The 44-year-old was assistant to Matt Peet at Wigan Warriors in 2022. He has joined the NRL outfit for 2023 as a transition coach. 

Dutton to join Sinfield in ultra marathon

World Cup chief Jon Dutton will join Kevin Sinfield during a part of his epic ultra marathon challenge. (RLWC2021)

Sinfield’s latest fundraising challenged will see the former Leeds captain cover nearly 65 kilometres per day for seven days before finishing on the pitch at Old Trafford at half time in the men’s Rugby League World Cup Final.

Dutton will join Sinfield on day three of the challenge from Ponteland at 10:00am to Newcastle’s St James’ Park. 

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Birthdays

Former Halifax, Featherstone, Salford and Oldham forward and Wales international and Paul Highton turns 46 today (November 10).

Also celebrating; Former NRL forward Aiden Tolman (34), forward Jordan Baldwinson (28) & Tonga international Tevita Tatola (26).

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