RL Today: PNG prop lands NRL trial & Penrith yet to sign off World Club Challenge

Sylvester Namo PNG. PA Images Credit: Alamy
Sylvester Namo PNG. PA Images Credit: Alamy

PNG prop lands NRL trial

Papua New Guinea forward Sylvester Namo has secured a train-and-trial deal with North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL. (The National)

The 22-year-old made his PNG debut in the 24-14 victory over Fiji in the 2022 Pacific Test, before being a part of their World Cup squad in England.

Penrith yet to sign off WCC

Penrith Panthers are yet to sign off on the scheduled World Club Challenge return in 2023 against St Helens. (Daily Telegraph)

The Super League champions are due to travel Down Under next February, but the fixture has yet to be “signed off” according to the Daily Telegraph due to ongoing prize money conversations. 

Cameron Munster’s touch of class

Cameron Munster gave away his medal box to a young supporter outside Old Trafford following Australia’s World Cup victory over Samoa. (Mirror)

The Kangaroos claimed their third straight World Cup win, and their 12th title in total.

Munster, 28, signed the box with “World Champs” much to the delight of the young fan. 

Martin Offiah predicts next England captain

Rugby league legend Martin Offiah has had his say on who he believes could be the next England captain after Sam Tomkins. (Examiner Live)

The former international also believes Shaun Wane is the right man to lead England once again in the 2025 World Cup.

Samoa versus England Test series?

Samoa have become the latest nation to put their hand up for a Test series against England. (Examiner Live) 

The World Cup Finalists are one of three nations to express interest so far, including New Zealand.

2023 Super League kits

It’s that time of year again when we look at the 2023 rugby league kits, so here are all the Super League jerseys released so far. Click here to take a look at what’s been revealed.

Birthdays

St Helens captain and former England and Great Britain representative James Roby celebrates his 37th birthday today (November 22).

Trivia

The men’s 2021 World Cup saw an aggregate of 423,789, beating the 382,080 total from the 2017 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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