Paper Talk: Catalans eye May return, Kenny-Dowall on Super League & Currie impresses Price

There might be no on-field action to talk about, but the papers continue to do a brilliant job in covering the greatest game.

May return for Catalans

Catalans coach Steve McNamara feels it is important to give his players a fixed target as they prepare to restart the season and May 4 has been selected, reports League Express.

He told League Express: “If the Super League season can get up and running in June, which is the earliest possible start we have at the moment, then we’ll be back on May 4 to start training for a month and get ready for the season.”

Kenny-Dowall on Super League

Shaun Kenny-Dowall discusses ‘whirlwind’ start at Hull KR and gives first impressions of Super League, reports Hull Live.

He told Hull Live: “I’m loving every minute of it and can’t wait to get back out there to start playing the game I love and put on a show for the fans.”

Woolford hits out at Hetherington comments

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford has slammed Gary Hetherington’s comments regarding player welfare, reports League Express.

Woolford told League Express: “I think Gary’s comments around playing three games in a week not having an effect on player welfare are off the mark and irresponsible.”

Currie impressing Price

Ben Currie is showing signs that he may be getting back to his best form, reports Warrington Guardian.

Wolves coach Steve Price told Warrington Guardian: “I’m really happy with where he’s at but I’ve said all along that it takes a long time to get over the kind of serious injuries he’s had.”

Kear outlines season plan

Bradford coach John Kear has outlined a plan that he believes could see rugby league finish the 2020 season in a satisfactory way, reports League Express.

He told League Express: “I’d say to Toulouse and Catalans that they retain their places in the respective competitions for 2021 and Toronto for me would have to play all their matches in England.”

Castleford doctor on frontline

Meet the Castleford doctor on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Nick Raynor told The Yorkshire Post: “The last few weeks have been the calm before the storm – you can feel it coming.”

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