16th July 2017, 22:33 | super_league

Set of Six: This week in Rugby League

Set of Six: This week in Rugby League

RL celebrates Evan Hawksworth's life, Yorkshire Prose visits Sam Burgess, Vatuvei's farewell, Burgess twins meet England Universities, State of Origin game 3 and Wolfpack head to MayMac World Tour

Rugby League celebrates Evan Hawksworth’s life

From Betfred Super League to community Rugby League, teams celebrated Evan Hawksworth’s life with a minute’s applause.

Support for Evan was also shown in other ways, and Wakefield’s Tinirau Arona dedicated their victory over Widnes to Evan and his family.

Luke Gale was awarded Man of the Match in Castleford's victory over Salford and donated the prize money to the Evan Hawksworth Benevolent Fund.


Warriors say goodbye to Vatuvei

New Zealand Warriors gave Manu Vatuvei an epic send-off he won’t forget.

The Warriors, led by Issac Luke, performed their Haka for the winger who has moved to Salford Red Devils.

The beast scored at least 10 tries in 10 different seasons for the Warriors.

Salford head coach Ian Watson expects Vatuvei to arrive on Monday.


Yorkshire Prose visits Sam Burgess in Australia

Yorkshire Prose, also known as Ben Taylor, is captain of the UK Armed Forces Rugby League team.

The squad visited England captain Sam Burgess and the South Sydney Rabbitohs team whilst taking part in the Armed Forces World Cup.

Taylor then recited a short poem specially composed for the team, check it out below.

 The United Kingdom Armed Forces team finished third in the World Cup, defeating New Zealand Defence Forces 36-18 in their final game of the tournament on Friday 14 July.


Burgess twins spend time with England Universities team

Tom and George treated the England Universities team to a meal at Milones Restaurant.

The England internationals gave the Universities team some inspirational words and tips in the build-up to their fixture against Scotland Universities in the Student World Cup.

England Universities went on to defeat Scotland 30-20 and faced Australia Universities in the semi-finals.

The side were unable to overcome the hosts, falling 46-18 to reach the final-four of the Student World Cup.

State of Origin Game III

The 2017 State of Origin series came to an end on Wednesday as Queensland Maroons secured a 2-1 series win with a 22-6 victory.

The Maroons made dramatic changes to their team after losing game I to come from behind and claim the series.

Valentine Holmes continued his impressive form with a hat-trick, and Maroons winger Dane Gagai became the first winger to win the Wally Lewis Medal.

At the end of the game, Cameron Smith brought injured Johnathan Thurston to the stage, take a look below.


Wolfpack team enjoy May-Mac World Tour

As part of the Mayweather v McGregor world tour, the fight promotion headed to Toronto.

Toronto managed to secure tickets and the Wolfpack enjoyed a team day out enjoying two of the world’s biggest athletes prepare for their fight.

Check out Ryan Brierley’s video of Conor McGregor entering the stage ahead of the press conference.