Paper Talk: Duffy on recruitment, Smith pleased & potential Barba return?

We’ve had a scan through the latest papers.

Potential Barba return?

Former Man of Steel Ben Barba has been linked with a return to Super League, reports League Express.

The 31-year-old full-back has been offered to some Super League clubs, according to League Express.

Smith pleased with squad

Tony Smith is happy with his Hull KR squad as he appears to close recruitment door, reports Hull Live.

Smith told Hull Live: “We’re happy with what we’ve got and we’ll go with the people that we’ve got there.”

Duffy on recruitment

Leigh are still working on their recruitment ahead of their return to Super League, reports Leigh Journal.

Leigh coach John Duffy told Leigh Journal: “It is making sure we get the right person who fits the club and who can make an impact in Super League and in Leigh as well.”

Hall excited

Ryan Hall is excited to link up with his former Leeds and England coach Tony Smith again at Hull KR in 2021, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Hall told The Yorkshire Post: “It’s fitting really that I am back there with him now.”

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1 Comment

  1. Tony Smith is “happy” with the squad, seriously? I can’t agree with that.

    To my mind it’s going to be a year of struggle against relegation. Looks like the only hope of avoiding relegation is a mutating virus means no games. I can’t see how the team will compete, they’ve a few good players, but they don’t have enough of a quality spine to drive them around the pitch. One or two injuries and things will soon cause nosedive. I don’t want a season where success is measured purely on how they do against FC and relegation is almost accepted as a given.

    I’d love to be proven wrong, but…I’m not filled with hope.

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