David Fusitu’a on Leeds and manager’s Super League predictions

David Fusitu’a has joined Leeds on a two-year contract

David Fusitu’a on Leeds move

New Leeds signing David Fusitu’a has discussed his stint in the Super League. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

He is one of four new faces at Headingley Stadium in 2022 and will wear the number two jersey in 2022 for the Rhinos. He takes the next step 61 tries in 108 NRL games for the New Zealand Warriors. The Tonga international said Yorkshire Evening Post: “I just think it was time for a change for me. I feel like this new adventure will refresh me and keep me on my toes.

Coach makes Super League predictions

Bradford head coach John Kear believes it could be a big year for Leeds in the Super League. (Leeds Live)

He also said Leeds Live that the champions of St Helens will again be the benchmark for the competition this upcoming campaign.

Elijah Taylor’s new coaching role

Salford utility and New Zealand international Elijah Taylor has taken on a new role in the rugby league.

He was named manager of the Bury Broncos’ Open Age team for the 2022 season. They play in the Northwestern Men’s League.

Cornwall hosts trials

The weekend saw the new rugby league team, Cornwall RLFC, hold their open trials.

Cornwall, which has confirmed three signings so far, including Super League Grand Final winner Anthony Mullally, will take part in the Ligue 1 competition in 2022.

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Growth in Newcastle

Josh Woods Newcastle

The ambitious championship club Newcastle Thunder is heading to schools to spread the gospel of the rugby league to the younger generation in the North East.

Club captain Josh Woods said Love rugby league: “We go to primary schools and high schools just to sell our name and to coach young people. Hopefully we can get them on board and get them to come to the games.

“We’re trying to develop the game as much as possible here. Hopefully it takes off and we have more fans through the door. “

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Rugby League in Africa

There is a good piece in the Mirror on how Salford is heading to Africa to help the Ghana Rugby League. (Mirror)

The Ghana Rugby League grounds will host Salford’s one-of-a-kind show against Salford this year in a new partnership. In the Mirror report, Ghana national coach Andy Gilvary estimates that there are currently 1,800 Ghanaian rugby league players in 10 clubs.

Birthdays

Ireland and Catalan Dragons hooker Micky McIlorum turns 34 today (January 10).

Celebrate too; former Catalans and Warrington strikers Ben Pomeroy (38), former Wales and Widnes mainstay Phil Joseph (37), South Sydney Rabbitohs half-back Cody Walker (32), North half-back Queensland Cowboys Chad Townsend (31); Hull center Carlos Tuimavave (30), Canterbury Bulldogs fullback Matt Dufty (26), Penrith Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards (26), Gold Coast Titans fullback Patrick Herbert ( 25) and St George Illawarra Dragons forward Blake Lawrie (25).

Anecdotes

The Midlands Hurricanes played their first ever game on Friday, losing 46-6 to York in a preseason friendly. Hurricanes were known as the Coventry Bears.

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