RL Today: Miski history, Hull injury blows & Lolohea best full-back in Super League?

Abbas Miski Wigan Warriors SWpix
Abbas Miski in action on his Wigan debut (Photo: Manuel Blondeau / SWpix)

Watson says Lolohea best full-back in Super League

Huddersfield coach Ian Watson believes Tui Lolohea is the best full-back in Super League right now.

The Tonga international helped the Giants win comfortably 34-2 against Salford at the John Smith’s Stadium yesterday.

GIANTS: Huddersfield coach pays tribute to Will Pryce after another standout display

Hull double injury blow

Hull coach Brett Hodgson provided an injury update on duo Darnell McIntosh and Connor Wynne after their 33-26 defeat at Castleford yesterday (Hull Daily Mail)

Hodgson told Hull Daily Mail: “(McIntosh’s] got a calf strain that he picked up in our win last week so he’ll be a couple of weeks. I think Wynne may have subluxed his elbow and it’s a concern because we don’t have too many centres left available but we’ll find someone.”

Abbas Miski makes history

Wigan’s new signing Abbas Miski made history on Saturday as he made his debut for the Warriors, becoming the first-ever Lebanese player to play for the club.

Miski joined Wigan on a three-year deal from London Broncos in the off-season. He has scored nine tries in as many appearances for Lebanon. Miski will be hoping to play in his second World Cup this autumn.

WATCH: Abbas Miski in special moment ahead of Super League debut

Lewis Dodd “only going to get better”

St Helens’ rising star Lewis Dodd is only going to get better, according to his coach Kristian Woolf. (St Helens Star)

The 20-year-old has been in astonishing form for the reigning champions so far this season, so much so that he won his first call-up to England’s senior side last week. Woolf told St Helens Star: “I love the way he backing himself and playing both sides of the footy and defending the footy and he ‘s only going to get better.”

Tom Davies for England?

Catalans Dragons winger Tom Davies is in the form of his career right now. Last week, he was named in Shaun Wane’s first training squad of 2022.

The question is: will he be one of England’s starting wingers at this year’s World Cup?

Daryl Powell urges Warrington mentality shift

Warrington coach Daryl Powell wants to see a big change in the mentality of his side when they take on St Helens on Friday. (Warrington Guardian)

Speaking after their 24-18 defeat to Catalans, Powell told Warrington Guardian: “Next week’s as tough a test as it gets – I’ve been watching how they’ve been going about things and they have the edge that we need. We’ve got to find that pretty quick. It’s a great opportunity to see our mentality.”

Birthdays

Former Australia and Tonga international Brent Kite turns 41 today (March 7).

Also celebrating; ex-Wales international Peter Lupton (40), former Queensland forward Jacob Lillyman (38), Jamaica international Omari Caro (31) and Toulouse’s France international Justin Sangare (24).

Trivia

Andy Ackers Salford

Salford hooker Andy Ackers made his 200th career appearance in their defeat at Huddersfield yesterday.

Ackers’ career in numbers: 29 for Salford, 66 for Toronto Wolfpack, 48 for London Broncos and 56 for Swinton.

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About Drew Darbyshire 8040 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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