RL Today: Super League duo to NRL, Vete finds new club & Leigh interested in O’Brien

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Kai Pearce-Paul Super League Wigan Warriors NRL Credit: PA Images
Kai Pearce-Paul Super League Wigan Warriors NRL Credit: PA Images

Super League duo heading to NRL

Newcastle Knights have signed Super League pair Kai Pearce-Paul and Will Pryce for the 2024 NRL season. (Daily Telegraph)

The duo from Wigan and Huddersfield respectively have been linked with a move for some time. The Daily Telegraph have reported that they have both signed on for the 2024 campaign.

Albert Vete finds new club for 2023

Hull KR prop forward Albert Vete will join Castleford Tigers next season. (Hull Live)

The former NRL man is off-contract at Craven Park at the end of the current season. Following the announcement of Tom Opacic’s signing, the Robins have no quota spots remaining for 2023. 

Leigh make move for O’Brien

Leigh Centurions are interested in signing Castleford Tigers utility Gareth O’Brien for 2023. (Examiner Live)

The 30-year-old has been granted permission to talk to rival clubs about a potential move for 2023. Leigh are currently at the top of the Championship table and are favourites to win promotion to Super League

France to face Tonga in World Cup warm-up

France will play Tonga on October 8 at Halifax for a World Cup warm-up match.

The nations will go head-to-head before the tournament kicks off between England and Samoa in Newcastle. They will play their warm-up match at the Shay, home to Halifax Panthers.

Reynolds on future

Josh Reynolds has discussed his future and says he would love to finish his career back at Canterbury Bulldogs. (Daily Telegraph)

Reynolds made more than 100 appearances for the Bulldogs, having made his NRL debut with the club in 2011.

He was released by Super League club Hull earlier this season.

Super League side rule out Kevin Proctor link

Wakefield Trinity are the latest Super League club to rule themselves out of interest for free agent Kevin Proctor. (Examiner Live)

The New Zealand international was sacked by club Gold Coast Titans in July after vaping in a toilet cubicle during their defeat by Canterbury Bulldogs.

Birthdays

England international and Catalans Dragons 2023 recruit Tom Johnstone turns 27 today (August 12)

Also celebrating; Former Brisbane Broncos and Australia back-rower Matt Gillett (34), France international Gavin Marguerite (26) and forward Callum Bustin (25).

Trivia

Current York forward Chris Clarkson needs one appearance to reach 300 for his career.

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