World Cup players lead their teams to promotion

Congratulations to Caleb Aekins of Leigh Centurions, and Rhodri Lloyd and Mike Butt of Swinton Lions.

All three were influential last weekend as their sides won the respective promotion play-off finals in the Betfred Championship and League 1 to return to the higher levels after both being relegated last year.

Aekins scored a stunning try in Leigh’s 44-12 win over Batley Bulldogs, and he’ll be looking forward to getting a few more like this in Super League next year.

Meanwhile Lloyd, who lifted the League 1 trophy, will be playing in the Championship again in 2023 alongside his Welsh team-mate Butt, after they beat Doncaster 16-10.

Sadly, Jodie-Boyd Ward couldn’t help Leeds Rhinos to Betfred Wheelchair Super League Grand Final. She scored a fantastic try but Halifax Panthers took the title after a dramatic 52-48 win.