Championship 2023 squad numbers: Club-by-club guide
Here is a guide for each club with all the 2023 Championship squad numbers ahead of the 4th February season opener.
Barrow Raiders Photo: Simon Wilkinson/SWpix
Barrow made an impressive return to the Championship in 2022, ending the year in the playoffs. During the off-season, head coach Paul Crarey added several newcomers to his squad, including Salford’s Greg Burke and Jack Wells.
Rio-Osayomwanbo Corkill, Ellis Archer and Luke Broadbent are all joining their hometown club for 2023.
1st Luke Cresswell 2nd Shane Toal 3rd Rio-Osayomwanbo Corkill 4th Greg Worthington 5th Ryan Shaw 6th Jarrod Sammut 7th Ryan Johnston 8th Greg Burke 9th Nathan Mossop 10th Anton Iaria, 11 Danny Langtree, 12 Jarrad Stack, 13 Jack Wells, 14 Jake Carter, 15 Ellis Gillam, 16 Sam Brooks, 17 Charlie Emslie, 18 Brett Carter, 19 Dan Toal, 20 Ben Evans 21 Tom Hopkins 22 Josh Wood 23 Connor Saunders 24 Luke Broadbent 26 Hanley Dawson 27 Andrew Bulman 28 Ellis Archer 31 James Duerden
Bradford Bulls Photo: Alex Whitehead/SWpix
Star signing Jack Walker will wear the number 31 shirt for Bradford in 2023 after moving from Leeds in the off-season. Former Castleford, Huddersfield and Featherstone utility back Tom Holmes has been given the number one jersey.
1st Tom Holmes 2nd Ben Blackmore 3rd Joe Arundel 4th Kieran Gill 5th David Foggin-Johnston 6th Dec Patton 7th Jordan Lilley 8th Jordan Baldwinson 9th George Flanagan Snr 10th Michael Lawrence 11 Brad England 12 Chester Butler 13 Bodene Thompson 14 Ebon Scurr 15 AJ Wallace 16 Brad Foster 18 Keven Appo 19 Max Clarke 20 Billy Jowitt 21 Fenton Rogers 22 George Roby 25 Myles Lawford 26 George Flanagan Jr 30 Jayden Myers 31 Jack Walker 32 Marcus Green 33 Bradley Ho 34 Michael Hoyle
Sean Long manages his first season at Featherstone in 2023 and reunites with former teammate Leon Pryce, who has joined the club as an assistant.
Rovers signings for 2023 include Chris Hankinson, Elijah Taylor and Caleb Aekins.
1 Brandon Pickersgill 2 Luke Briscoe 3 Chris Hankinson 4 Craig Hall 5 Gareth Gale 6 Johnathon Ford 7 Riley Dean 8 Craig Kopczak 9 Connor Jones 10 James Lockwood 11 Brad Day 12 Elijah Taylor 13 Jack Bussey 14 Matty Wildie 15 John Davies 16 Junior Moors 17 Gadwin Springer 18 Josh Hardcastle 19 Luke Cooper 20 Mark Kheirallah 21 Joey Leilua 22 Dan Fleming 23 Caleb Aekins 24 Mathieu Cozza 25 Thomas Lagans 26 Tyla Hepi 27 McKenzie Yei
Halifax’s 2023 squad includes 11 players who have played on the international stage.
James Woodburn-Hall, who played in Jamaica’s first-ever Rugby League World Cup last autumn, has been given the number one shirt in Halifax. Other players include Scots Lachlan Walmsley (2) and Ben Kavanagh (11) and Italy’s James Saltonstall (5), Ryan King (17) and Jake Maizen (22).
1st James Woodburn-Hall 2nd Lachlan Walmsley 3rd Zack McComb 4th Ben Tibbs 5th James Saltonstall 6th Louis Jouffret 7th Joe Keyes 8th Adam Tangata 9th Brandon Moore 10th Dan Murray 11 Ben Kavanagh 12 Matty Gee 13 Jacob Fairbank 14 Kyle Wood 15 Will Maher 16 Will Calcott 17 Ryan King 20 Tom Inman 21 Eribe Doro 22 Jake Maizen, 23rd Nick Rawsthorne, 24th Cole Oakley, 25th Ben Forster, 31st Kevin Larroyer.
Luke Gale has teamed up with Keighley for their season in the Championship after enjoying a perfect season in League 1 under head coach Rhys Lovegrove last year.
He will be joined at Cougar Park by new signings Ellis Robson, Mark Ioane, Ben Crooks and Thomas Doyle.
1 Lewis Young 2 Alix Stephenson 3 Charlie Graham 4 Nathan Roebuck 5 Mo Agoro 7 Jack Miller 8 Dan Parker 9 Billy Gaylor 10 Toby Everett 11 Kyle Trout 12 Aaron Levy 13 Kyle Kesik 14 Harvey Spence 15 Brenden Santi 16 Josh Lynam 17 Keenan Dyer-Dixon 18 Anesu Mudoti 19 Ellis Robson 20 Brad Walker 21 Lloyd Roby 22 Dane Chisholm 23 Robbie Storey 24 Mark Ioane 25 Ben Crooks 26 Thomas Doyle 27 Sadiq Adebiyi 28 Keenen Tomlinson 31 Luke Gale 33 Jake Webster.
The London Broncos have only confirmed a 22-man roster for their upcoming season. Fiji international Henry Raiwalui will wear shirt number 17 in his debut year in England after signing last November.
1 Alex Walker 2 Paul Ulberg 3 Jarred Bassett 4 Dalton Grant 5 Iliess Macani 6 Oli Leyland 7 Rian Horsman 8 Wellington Albert 9 Sam Davis 10 Jordan Williams 11 Will Lovell 12 Marcus Stock 13 Dean Parata 14 Bill Leyland 15 Lewis Bienek 16 Ethan Natoli 17 Henry Raiwalui 22 Max Allen 23 Dan Hoyes 24 Jenson Monk 25. Jack Howorth, 26. Euan Parke.
Newcastle Thunder have announced a heavily changed squad ahead of the 2023 Championship season under new coach Chris Thorman.
Thunder has said goodbye to no fewer than 13 players since the end of last season.
1st Jack Johnson 2nd Alex Young 3rd Marcus Walker 5th Alex Clegg 6th Alex Donaghy 7th Nikau Williams 8th Jay Chapelhow 9th Curtis Davies 10th Mitch Clark 11th Alex Foster 12 Brad Gallagher 13 Connor Bailey 15 Ted Chapelhow 16 Rhys Clarke 17 Robert Tuliatu 18 Jake Lightowler 19 Nathan Clemmitt 20 Gideon Boafo 21 Evan Lawther 22 Jake Anderson 23. Connor Moore, 24. Daniel Okoro, 25. Max Flanagan, 26. Mac Walsh.
New signing Jesse Sene-Lefao will wear the number 27 for Sheffield in 2023 after joining from Featherstone in the off-season.
Head coach Mark Aston has also added signings Aaron Murphy (18), Lewis Peachey (20), Oliver Roberts (24) and Matty Dawson-Jones (28).
1st Josh Guzdek 2nd Ben Jones-Bishop 3rd Kris Welham 4th Ross Oakes 5th Jason Bass 6th Izaak Farrell 7th Anthony Thackeray 8th Brandon Douglas 9th Vila Halafihi 10th Tyler Dickinson 11 Connor Bower 12 Joel Farrell 13 Evan Hodgson 14 Titus Gwaze 15 Mikey Wood 16 Blake Broadbent 17 Liam Kirk 18 Aaron Murphy 19 Jack Hansen 20 Lewis Peachey, 21st Ryan Johnson, 22nd Matty Chrimes, 23rd Bayley Liu, 24th Ollie Roberts, 25th Joe Hird, 26th Ben Sheils, 27th Jesse Sene-Lefao, 28th Matty Dawson-Jones, 29th Quentin Laulu -Togaga’e, 30th Mekhi Bridgeman-Reaney, 32nd Cory Aston.
Allan Coleman has confirmed a 26-man Swinton squad for the Championship return after winning promotion via the play-offs from League 1 last year.
Kenny Baker leads recruitment and comes from Widnes. Jake Spedding also made the short move from the DCBL Stadium.
Other newcomers include Gavin Bennion (8), Josh Eaves (14) and Ollie Olds (19).
1 Dan Abram 2 Mike Butt 3 Jake Spedding 4 Jayden Hatton 5 Richard Lepori 6 Nick Gregson 7 Jordan Gibson 8 Gavin Bennion 9 Luke Waterworth 10 Kenny Baker 11 Rhodri Lloyd 12 Mitch Cox 13 Louis Brogan 14 Josh Eaves 15 Jordan Case 16 Gavin Rodden 17 Billy Brickhill 18 Liam Cooper 19 Ollie Olds 20 Morgan Burgess 21 Jonny Openshaw 22 Andrew Badrock 24 Myles Harrop 25 Scott Parnaby 26 Joseph Romeo 29 Anthony Dyne.
Toulouse have only confirmed a 20-man squad for next season after being relegated from the Super League last season.
Hull KR’s Greg Richards completed the squad earlier last week and joined France on loan.
1st Olly Ashall-Bott 2nd Latrell Schaumkel 3rd Reubenn Rennie 4th Mathieu Jussaume 5th Paul Marcon 6th Josh Ralph 7th Jake Shorrocks 8th Lambert Belmas 9th Calum Gahan 10th Harrison Hansen, 11 Maxime Stefani, 12 Dominique Peyroux, 13 Anthony Marion, 14 Eloi Pelissier, 15 Sitaleki Akauola, 16 Joe Bretherton, 17 Huge Pezet, 18 Guy Armitage, 19 Benjamin Laguerre, Greg Richards.
Whitehaven Photo: Ed Sykes/SWpix
The Cumbrian Club have made eight signings ahead of the new Championship campaign.
Australian duo Lachlan Lanskey and Lucas Castle will wear the Nos. 12 and 22 jerseys after moving from Down Under. Fijian powerhouse Lasarusa Tabu, who joined Haven from French club Carcassonne, has been given the number 16.
Jamie Doran is moving to his hometown club Whitehaven after eight years at Workington.
1 Sam Freeman 2 Dave Eccleston 3 Chris Taylor 4 Curtis Teare 6 Karl Dixon 7 Alex Bishop 8 Liam McAvoy 9 Callum Phillips 10 Tom Walker 11 Connor Holliday 12th Lachlan Lanskey, 13th Dion Aiye, 14th Jamie Doran, 15th James Newton, 16th Lasarusa Taboo, 17th Guy Graham, 18th Perry Singleton, 20th Jake Bradley, 21st Marcus O’Brien, 22nd Lucas Castle, 23. Josh Rourke, 24. Daniel Spencer-Tonks.
Widnes Vikings Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix
Tom Gilmore will wear number seven when he returns to Widnes in 2023. The half-back has re-signed to a two-year deal after two years at Batley.
Former Ireland international Kyle Amor made the part-time move in 2023 after spending nine seasons with Super League giants St Helens. He will carry 10 for Widenes.
1st Jack Owens 2nd Ryan Ince 3rd Matt Fleming 4th Will Evans 5th Kieran Dixon 6th Danny Craven 7th Tom Gilmore 8th Owen Farnworth 9th Matty Fozard 10th Kyle Amor 11 Sam Wilde 12 Adam Lawton 13 Liam Bent 14 Jordan Johnstone 15 Josh Johnson 16 Callum Field 17 Shane Grady 18 Joe Lyons 19 Olly Davies 20 Joe Edge 21 Lewis Hatton 22 Aaron Brown 23 Will Tilleke 24 Ollie Brookes 25 Brad Holroyd 26 Max Roberts 27 Ant Walker 28 Ryan Millar
York Photo: Shane Wenzlick /www.photosport.nz/SWpix.com
Tonga international Ata Hingano will wear shirt number six following Leigh’s permanent move. He was previously loaned to the club last season.
New signing Jesse Dee has been given the number four shirt after the Australian’s move from Newcastle Thunder. Off-season recruits Jon Luke Kirby and Conor Fitzsimmons will carry eight and ten, respectively.
Brendan O’Hagan, who received the number 14 shirt, has since left the club to return to Australia.
1st Matty Marsh 2nd Joe Brown 3rd James Glover 4th Jesse Dee 5th AJ Towse 6th Ata Hingano 7th Liam Harris 8th Jon Luke Kirby 9th Will Jubb 10th Conor Fitzsimmons , 11 Chris Clarkson 12 Danny Kirmond 13 Jordan Thompson 15 Myles Harrison 16 Bailey Antrobus 17 Ronan Michael 19 Josh Daley 20 Jack Teanby 21 Ukuma Ta’ai 22 Pauli Pauli, 23 Olly Butterworth, 24 Ben Barnard, 25 Brad Ward, 26 Jamie Ellis, 27 Harry Price.