Thursday 12 December
Craig Bellamy says that Melbourne expect star winger Josh Addo-Carr to see out the rest of his contract at the Storm amid rumours he is looking for a move back to Sydney. “We expect that he’ll fulfil his contract, so until something happens other than that, that’s what we’re expecting. I think he’s having some issues with his manager at the moment or they’re having issues with each other, so as I said, he’s got another two years to run on his contract and we’ll be expecting him to see out those two years,” he told Fox Sports.
Danny Richardson is hoping for a huge 2020 season with Castleford and is confident they can surpass the achievements of his old club St Helens by winning the treble. He told The Yorkshire Post’s Dave Craven: “I am aiming for the treble, I was aiming to win that at St Helens and I am aiming to win all three now. I don’t ever want to go into a game thinking we are going to get beat. I expect to win every single game.”
New Hull FC recruit Jordan Johnstone says that his attitude to training won’t change as he looks to prove himself to earn a spot in Lee Radford’s side, despite an injury to club captain Danny Houghton. “I’ve had a bit of a chat with Radders obviously when they knew that Danny was going to be injured. “For me that doesn’t really change anything. It won’t change the way I’ve been training, I’ll continue to keep pushing hard and I haven’t come here not to play,” he said to Hull Daily Mail’s William Jackson.
Warrington Guardian’s Matt Turner is reporting that young French talent Yanis Belmaaziz is currently on Trial with the Wolves. Turner writes: “His (Catalans Reserves) coach at Saint-Esteve Patrick Noguera is quoted on ffr13.fr as saying Belmaaziz has been training with The Wire’s academy players and will do so again in the new year.”
Chris Clarkson highlighted York’s impressive progress and operations both on and off the field were a key factor in him signing for the Championship club from Castleford. “The club really appealed to me looking from the outside into the club. Obviously, the team went really well last year and it looks like the club is growing really well both on and off the field. I had a couple of chats with Fordy before deciding to join and he really put it to me about what the club was about,” he told York Press’ Jacob Kilbride.