Off the Record: Rugby League Rumours and Gossip #108

Here is the latest gossip from the rugby league world.

Structure stalemate

With a solution to the structure debate apparently no closer, amidst the distractions of the Denver test shenanigans, it appears that 2019 could well be played under the same make-up as this term. Some clubs are already working on the basis that there will be no changes for 2019, meaning the Million Pound Game and The Qualifiers remain crucial.

Greenwood return

Super League clubs are on red alert for the return to these shores of ex-St Helens back-rower Joe Greenwood. Currently with Gold Coast Titans, Greenwood is yet to make an NRL appearance this season and was heavily linked to Hull KR in the winter. He did turn out 22 times in a relatively successful debut season Down Under in 2017.

Protecting Roberts

Warrington, no doubt with the Chris Sandow affair fresh in their memory, have been subject to speculation surrounding Tyrone Roberts and potential homesickness. Rather than move to acknowledge or play down the speculation, the Wolves are quite happy to carry on given their five match winning run during which Roberts has scored his first try in Super League.

Griffin future

Having won his unfair dismissal case against Featherstone, Darrell Griffin is keen to make his return to rugby league action, having continued to play rugby union for Morley since his acrimonious split with Rovers. Keighley are believed to be winning the race to sign the former Super League Grand Final winner.

Swinton search

Championship basement boys Swinton have been on the hunt for a half-back and are believed to have made an approach for Danny Yates at fellow strugglers Rochdale. The signing of Brad Billsborough at the weekend may have eased their need for the time being, but the Lions are desperate to get that first win in the relegation dogfight.

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