20th August 2017, 18:12 | 

SET OF SIX: This week in Rugby League

SET OF SIX: This week in Rugby League

Albert Kelly makes a trip back to Hull KR, Todd Carney could return to the NRL, Ireland reveal their World Cup shirt and more...

Carney could return to NRL

Todd Carney could return to the NRL next season as reports are coming out of Australia that the competition will allow him to play back Down Under again.

Currently at Salford Red Devils, Carney left the NRL with Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 2014 after a series of off-the-field issues.

But now Channel Seven are reporting that the half, whose contract at Salford expires at the end of the season, could be back in Oz for the 2018 season, with the NRL likely to allow him registration approval.

Read more on the Triple M website.


Albert Kelly visits Hull KR

It takes a brave man to move straight from one Hull club to the other and an even braver man to go back and watch your old club on a Sunday afternoon.

Albert Kelly isn’t the most popular of faces in East Hull after moving across the city to the KCOM Stadium at the start of 2017, but he was back at Craven Park as a fan today to watch Rovers beat London Broncos 35-30, as they continued their perfect start to the Super 8s Qualifiers.

After initially being the subject of a few targeted chants from the Robins fans, the half-back was later seen posing for photographs with young Hull KR fans!


Batley take on Charity walk for Challenge Cup Final

The winners of the very first Challenge Cup, Batley Bulldogs, are walking to Wembley for next weekend’s final to raise money for Breast Cancer and the Rugby League Benevolment fund.

It’s 120 years since Batley beat St Helens 10-3 in the first final at Headingley and to celebrate this, the club’s chairman Kevin Nicholas, along with family and friends Alexandra Nicholas, Imogen Kyle, Steve Wright and Mark Wells are walking from Leeds to Wembley.

The quintet set off from Headingley on Thursday and after a rest over the weekend, will resume on Monday on their march to the capital.

Then on Cup Final day, they will be joined by over 100 other Bulldogs fans who will all be wearing pink at Wembley.

For more information and how you can sponsor, see the Batley Bulldogs website.


RL Cares cycle to Wembley

Whilst Batley walk to the capital, Keith Senior, Chev Walker, Paul Highton and James Elston will be taking two wheels as they raise more money for Rugby League Cares.

It should be a doddle for most of the team after they completed a monster 3,000-mile ride from London to Rio last year.

Through the RFL Benevolent Fund, RL Cares are a huge presence in the Rugby League community, whether it’s helping to support those in the game struggling with mental health, to supporting friends and families when tragedy strikes on the field.

You can donate here.


Origin Legends Preparation intensifies

Ahead of the Yorkshire v Lancashire Legends match on Wednesday 30 August, both sides are stepping up their preparations for the huge grudge match at Headingley.

Greats of the game such as Jamie Peacock, Keith Senior, Kylie Leuluai, Adrian Morley and Barrie McDermott have been training with their respective sides last week as they prepare for the big match.

Proceeds from the game will go towards Ryan Hall’s Testimonial season, with the Leeds Rhinos winger coaching the Yorkshire side whilst Lancashire will be led by Wigan’s Sam Tomkins.

Tickets are available to purchase at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium club store, online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk or over the phone on 0371 423 1315.


Ireland unveil their World Cup Jerseys

With the World Cup less than three months away, Ireland are the latest side to have launched their new shirts that they will play in in Australia this autumn.

Mark Aston’s side have teamed up with Irish Sportswear brand O’Neills for a sharp-looking green and white first choice strip, and the reverse for their alternative jersey.

Super League stars including Liam Finn, Scott Grix, Gregg McNally and Toby King are expected to line up for Ireland at the World Cup later this year.

For more on the Ireland and O'Neills link-up, click here.