English Rugby League Stars Shine in NRL Round 6: Dolphins and Sharks Continue Perfect Form

NRL Round 6: English Rugby League Stars Shine as Dolphins and Sharks Maintain Perfect Starts

As the 2024 NRL (National Rugby League) rugby league season reaches Round 6, several English stars who have made the move to the competition this year are set to feature prominently this weekend. With the newly-formed Dolphins sitting atop the table with a perfect 4-0 record and the Cronulla Sharks also undefeated, it has been a strange start to the rugby league campaign down under.

One of the “forgotten” English stars who has found success in the NRL is set to be in action, as the Newcastle Knights, a team that has shown remarkable resilience, host the Sydney Roosters in a match that will be broadcast live on Sky Sports rugby league. The game will feature a host of British talent, including the halves pairing of Jack Cogger and former Great Britain international Jackson Hastings.

Elsewhere, the struggling South Sydney Rabbitohs, who have lost 15 of their last 20 games dating back to last season, face a tough test against the undefeated Cronulla Sharks, one of three NRL fixtures available to watch on Sky Sports this round. This comes amid ongoing speculation that former Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess could replace current head coach Jason Demetriou.

The round kicks off on Thursday with the Knights hosting the Roosters, a game that will also be shown live on BBC’s rugby league coverage. This contest is expected to showcase the talents of several English players, including one “forgotten” star who has made the move to the southern hemisphere.

Injuries have, unfortunately, impacted some of the British contingent, with Herbie Farnworth sidelined for the Brisbane Broncos’ derby against the league-leading Dolphins, and Elliot Whitehead out of Canberra Raiders’ clash with the Gold Coast Titans. However, others like Tom Burgess and Morgan Smithies continue to impress for their respective clubs.

As the 2024 NRL rugby league season heats up, the performances of these English stars will be closely monitored by fans and pundits alike, both in the UK via Sky Sports and BBC rugby league coverage, as well as the rugby league world cup fixtures later this year.

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