Paper Talk: Hull backed to host Grand Final, Flanagan future & Castleford linked with forward

We’ve had a scan through the latest papers.

Hull backed to host Grand Final

Gareth Ellis says Hull’s KCOM Stadium is worthy of hosting the Super League Grand Final, reports The Yorkshire Post.

In his column for The Yorkshire Post, Ellis wrote: “There has been some controversy over the decision to stage this year’s Super League Grand Final at KCOM Stadium, but while I think it is a shame it won’t be at Old Trafford, it is a good call.”

Flanagan future

Sydney Roosters half-back Kyle Flanagan is set to sign a three-year deal with Canterbury Bulldogs, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

The 22-year-old played 20 games for the Roosters this season but he is set to join the Bulldogs ahead of 2021, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Castleford linked with forward

Castleford are one of a number of clubs interested in signing James Harrison, reports League Express.

The Featherstone prop, who is currently on loan at Leeds, has attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Castleford, according to League Express.

Savelio praised

Hull interim coach Andy Last has challenged forward to maintain his eye-catching performance levels, reports Hull Live.

Last told Hull Live: “What is a big thing with Andre is he’s really keen to be a player who makes a difference, he doesn’t want to be someone who just holds an end up, he wants to make a difference.”

Gale praises Leeds youngsters

Luke Gale says Leeds’ young guns have shown they are ready to step up, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

In his column for the Yorkshire Evening Post, Gale wrote: “The phrase they’ve used on Sky Sports is Baby Rhinos and I quite like that. The Baby Rhinos have shown they can step up.”

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