League Latest: Wigan star doubtful for opener, Saints forward’s injury scare & the front-runners for Man of Steel revealed

League Latest – keeping you up to date with the latest news from the world of rugby league. Here are some of the headline-grabbing stories from the last 24 hours.

Warriors injury concern

Wigan Warriors’ Jai Field is nursing a back strain and could miss the start of the season, according to Wigan Today.

Man of Steel odds revealed

Serious About Rugby League have released the odds for the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award.

Kenny-Dowall’s injury woes behind him

New Hull KR captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall has told the Hull Daily Mail how he is fit and raring to go after failing to have a pre-season in 2020.

Dwyer hails squad depth

Leeds’ Brad Dwyer has told the Yorkshire Evening Post how the fringe and young players are ready to step up if needs be following injuries to key men.

Hodgson looking for effort

Brett Hodgson is looking for a change in effort rather than style ahead of FC’s clash with York, the Hull Daily Mail can report.

Bateman dismisses captaincy

John Bateman has told the League Express that whilst it would be an honour, he feels that others deserve the Wigan captaincy in front of him.

Pearson against Exiles

Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson has told the Hull Daily Mail that he may not release players from his squad for the mid-season Exiles game against England and has called for a rescheduled date, citing the lack of integrity.

Gale’s injury battle

The Yorkshire Post can confirm that Leeds halfback Luke Gale will be fit for the Rhinos’ opening game against Wakefield.

Roosters star cops heavy punishment

Sydney Roosters star Victor Radley has been suspended for two games and fined A$20,000 by the NRL after tackling a man on the street outside a Byron Bay party in December last year, Stuff has reported.

Lenagan refuses to rule out more signings

Ian Lenagan has told Wigan Today that, despite the current situation, he hasn’t ruled out more signings following the departure of George Burgess.

Walmsley injury scare

Alex Walmsley, on the club’s media day via zoom, told pundits how his knee dislocated just days before St Helens’ Grand Final victory according to the Hull Daily Mail.

Smith opens up on heartache

Cameron Smith has told Leeds Live just how painful it was to miss out on the Rhinos’ Wembley heroics last season.

Lenagan not selling

Ian Lenagan has dismissed reports he is about to sell his shares in Wigan, outlining his future plan for the family to continue leading the club, Wigan Today has revealed.

Potential upsets

Serious About Rugby League have revealed who they think will be the Super League dark horses in 2021.

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