Paper Talk: Kelly’s new club, Grand Final excitement & Wakefield linked with Samoa star

We’ve had a look through the latest papers.

Kelly’s new club

Former Hull FC half-back Albert Kelly will spent time on trial with NRL club Brisbane Broncos, reports Hull Live.

The 29-year-old left Hull last month to return to his homeland of Australia. He has agreed a train and trial contract with the Broncos, according to Hull Live.

Woolf relishing Grand Final

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf is excited for Friday’s Grand Final showdown with rivals Wigan, reports St Helens Star.

Woolf told St Helens Star: “It is obviously a massive occasion playing a Grand Final – but playing Wigan adds to the occasion with the history of the two clubs.”

Wakefield linked with Samoa star

Wakefield have been linked with a move to sign Samoa international Mason Lino, reports League Express.

The 26-year-old half-back has been released by NRL club Newcastle Knights and could be set for a switch to Super League, according to League Express.

Well-oiled machines

Zak Hardaker feels Wigan are a “well-oiled machine” ahead of Super League’s Grand Final against St Helens, reports Wigan Today.

Hardaker told Wigan Today: “I feel like we’re a well-oiled machine that is just ticking over. If something doesn’t go our way, we don’t panic.”

Gale backs McShane for Man of Steel

Leeds captain Luke Gale hopes his former Castleford team-mate Paul McShane can win the 2020 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Gale told Yorkshire Evening Post: “On a personal note, I’d love to see Paul McShane’s name on it.”

Ellis pays tribute to Graham and O’Loughlin

Gareth Ellis says the Grand Final send-off is richly deserved for Super League legends James Graham and Sean O’Loughlin, reports The Yorkshire Post.

In his column for The Yorkshire Post, Ellis wrote: “I just hope the two old heads get to do battle and turn out for the two clubs that they hold so dear to their hearts: Jamma at Saints and Lockers at Wigan.”

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