Off the Record: Rugby League Rumours and Gossip #208

Who is a contender for the Widnes job? What is the latest on Toronto? Find out in the rumour and gossip column.

Contender for Widnes coach

Matt Adamson is a contender to become the latest head coach of Championship side Widnes.

The 48-year-old, who made more than 200 career appearances for Parramatta Eels, Penrith Panthers, Leeds and Canberra Raiders as a player, has been linked with the vacant head coaching role of the Vikings. Adamson has spent time in the coaching staff at Penrith and Melbourne Storm.

Brown set for Salford stay

Kevin Brown is expected to play on with Salford in 2021.

The 36-year-old has been ruled out for the rest of this season after he played through the pain barrier to feature in the Challenge Cup final for the Red Devils. Brown is contracted to Salford for next season and is expected to remain at the club for 2021.

Lam future

Adrian Lam is set to go into talks with Wigan about whether he will remain as head coach of the Warriors in 2021.

Lam is off-contract at the end of the 2020 season and is set to start discussing his future with the club.

Toronto latest

A decision on Toronto Wolfpack’s future as a Super League club could be made by Friday.

The other 11 Super League clubs will decide on the Canadian club’s fate in the top tier after prospective new owner Carlo LiVolsi provided a more detailed proposal last week. The Wolfpack say they are confident they will receive a fair hearing from the Super League board after making their final proposal.

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  1. Can someone pleas tell me what Robert Elstone brings to the future of Super league for all his bluster in my opinion absolutely nothing ,even the debacle of Toronto sees him on the fence

    • The man is a complete waste of money he has Brought nothing to the game The game needs someone who knows it from inside out to me that would be Brian noble in fact he should be head of the Rfl he is respected all over the rugby league game

  2. Make the super league bigger Leigh Halifax fatherstone widness Bradford Should be in the top tier Amateur rugby will die without these clubs being a big influence

  3. Thanks for all you’re replies you all seem to agree about his ability to generate new ideas I can only think of one thing he has actually done and that is take the magic weekend from Newcastle to Liverpool and back to Newcastle an interesting point was made about the amateur game but I think Toronto will be back tomorrow if he Elstone that is falls off the fence .

  4. Lions led by donkeys. We capitulated to Union, we allow the BBC to treat the game with derision, every single commentary, “for those new to Rugby League”, 2 minutes 28 seconds into the Challenge Cup Final that made it’s appearance. Every person alive on the planet was born after the creation of the Northern Football Union, why doesn’t Elstone demand they stop that? Why aren’t we making more of our rich history? Pushing the positive, the sport had become virtually anonymous. The people running the sport appear clueless, we’d do better being run by the NRL.

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