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Here are some of the headline-grabbing stories from the last 24 hours.
Poching on new coach
League Express has revealed what Wakefield Trinity head coach Willie Poching has had to say on his new assistant coach Francis Cummins.
Watts on Westerman
Liam Watts and Joe Westerman have told The Sun about their close relationship from being young kids. Westerman also revealed why he rejoined Castleford after so long. The loose-forward said: “It was pretty much a case of, ‘Where do I sign?’ I always said I wanted to come back here but I’ve got a few good years left in me.”
Hull chairman on stadium
Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson has told League Express that he
Channel 4 staggering figures
Channel 4 enjoyed staggering figures for the first viewing of Super League on terrestrial TV after Leeds Rhinos hosted Warrington Wolves on Saturday afternoon. Read more here.
Burrow’s incredible donation
Rob Burrow has been handed an incredible donation by a major delivery company after the company heard of his struggle in the Yorkshire Evening Post. The donation was over five figures. Read more here.
Millward on Hunt
The Roar has done a nostalgia piece on St George Illawarra Dragons’ former recruitment manager Ian Millward about how he was able to bring superstar Ben Hunt to the club after the latter’s horrifying dropped ball in the 2015 NRL Grand Final.
Hodgson on Connor red card
Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson has had his say on Jake Connor’s red card following his sending off in Hull’s victory over Wakefield Trinity yesterday. Read more here.
Ward back to coaching?
Danny Ward is planning a return to coaching after a year out of the role, according to Yorkshire Live. Ward told the publication: “It’s about trying to get my foot in the door somewhere and showing what I can do in the right environment.”
Halfback rejects Toulouse
Examiner Live has revealed that Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams has rejected a move to newly-promoted Super League side Toulouse Olympique. Williams was contacted in a bid to replace outgoing halfback Johnathon Ford.
Rhyse Martin’s sacrifice has been revealed as he took to the field for Leeds Rhinos after a personal loss during the week. Ash Handley told Leeds TV just how proud of Martin the whole squad is after such a great performance. Read more here.
Hit on Moimoi
A hit on Fuifui Moimoi has been doing the rounds after the Rochdale Hornets prop was floored by a Castleford Lock Lane player. Lock Lane were eventually defeated by Rochdale after such a good cup run. Watch the footage here.
Leon Pryce has reacted to claims that he swore on live television after being given one of the punditry roles on Channel 4. It was the first time that Channel 4 had covered rugby league. Read more here.
Leeds’ sponsorship deal
Leeds Rhinos have revealed their latest major sponsorship deal which will certainly make other Super League teams sit up and take note! Read more here.
RFL responds to abuse
The RFL has responded to alleged racist abuse of a fan at the St Helens-Catalans game on Thursday night. They gave a statement to Serious About Rugby League whilst Saints gave out a strong statement.
Millington’s new club
Serious About Rugby League has revealed where former Castleford Tigers star Grant Millington will be playing in 2022. He initially retire at the end of the 2021 season.
Police warn over gang culture
The Daily Telegraph has revealed that the police has warned the NRL over problems with gang culture after a number of fights have broken out on the side of the pitches. Read more here.
SL forward retires
Serious About Rugby League has revealed that a former Super League forward has retired at the age of just 22 after moving into a different industry altogether.