11th December 2016, 16:57 | super_league

SET OF SIX: This week in Rugby League

SET OF SIX: This week in Rugby League

Sandow and Carney take to the ring, Latchford Albion appoint Mike Cooper as director, George Burgess ties the knot, former NRL star visits terminally ill fan and Warrington take on Mannequin Challenge

Sandow and Carney box out draw

Chris Sandow and Todd Carney swapped the boots for boxing gloves on Friday night as they took to the ring in Sydney for their eagerly awaited charity boxing match.

The pair, both seeking contracts in the NRL next season, gave the crowd plenty to cheer about in a bout that finished in a draw after three rounds.

Sandow was by far the aggressor with the ex-Warrington man throwing a flurry of punches from the outset, which former Catalans player Carney was able to dodge.


Cooper becomes Director of Rugby at Latchford

Mike Cooper has only been back in the country less than two months, but the returning Warrington Wolves man has this week been appointed as Director of Rugby at Latchford Albion.

He, alongside Lee Smith, will oversee a complete re-structure of the club, which will see an introduction of a new youth section.

On the appointment, Cooper told warrington-worldwide.com: “I made it clear to the club that I would help any way I can and I’m proud to oversee the development of future players wearing Latchford’s colours to hopefully full time professionals.”

Read more on the Warrington Worldwide website. 


George Burgess ties the knot

Pictures have started to emerge in the past few days following George Burgess’ wedding last weekend, when he tied the knot with Joanna King.

The couple chose to keep the ceremony very secret but on Saturday brother Sam posted the below picture on his Instagram account, with the full line-up of Burgess brothers.


Former NRL star rushes to fans’ bedside

Ex-NRL star and host of popular Australian programme ‘The Footy Show’ Beau Ryan rushed to the bedside of a terminally ill fan after a plea on social media.

On Monday, Australian Sevens player Mahalia Murphy posted a Facebook status saying that her friend Kia Lettice, a patient in Sydney’s Prince of Wales hospital, would love to meet either Ryan or Greg Inglis.

The post was shared over 600 times by which time Ryan posted that he was setting off from home on the South Coast and was by Kia’s bedside, within two hours.

In a later Facebook post, Ms Murphy described Ryan’s visit as a “priceless memory for my girl”. Kia sadly passed away on Sunday.

Read more on the Daily Mail website.


Warrington take on the Mannequin Challenge

On their return to pre-season training, Warrington Wolves filmed their version of the latest internet craze, the Mannequin Challenge.

An impressive effort considering even injured members of the squad, such as Stefan Ratchford, were part of the video which you can see below.


Hunt for stolen Leeds Rhinos kit van

Rugby League fans have been urged to keep a look out for Leeds Rhinos’ kit van and a number of items of training kit which were stolen at the start of the week.

A Ford Transit van was stolen from kitman Glynnn Bell’s house in the early hours of Monday morning. This contained a number of items of training kit, including unique green and white Centurion tackle shields and a set of Leeds Rhinos bibs.

The club have urged fans to contact West Yorkshire Police or Crimestoppers anonymously, if they have any information, or if any of these items are spotted for sale online.