St Helens forward Jon Wilkin has a busy year ahead.
After 10 years with the Saints, he kicks off his testimonial year with a friendly in his honour against Wakefield.
He's also got a new head coach, Nathan Brown, to impress in 2013. Plus, off the pitch, he runs his own deli in Culcheth.
British light-middleweight Brian Rose took a step towards elite level with a battling 12th-round stoppage of Joachim Alcine in Blackpool
Tyson Fury recovered from a knockdown to knock out Steve Cunningham in the seventh round of their heavyweight clash at Madison Square Garden
Brendan Rodgers marks his 50th match as Liverpool manager knowing his work in returning the club to Europe's elite has barely started.