We’ve had a look through the latest papers.
Leigh interested in Marshall
Leigh Centurions are interested in signing New Zealand legend Beni Marshall, reports League Express.
The Championship club have yet to make an official offer at this stage but have enquired about his demands to Marshall’s representatives, according to League Express.
Warrington youngster likened to John Bateman
Warrington youngster Ellis Longstaff is being tipped for big things by former Wolves star Ryan Atkins, reports Warrington Guardian.
Longstaff made his first-team debut for Warrington on Friday, and Atkins has tipped Longstaff for a huge future. Atkins said: “May not have got a lot of minutes tonight but Ellis Longstaff is going to be a star in the future. He’s from the same mould as John Bateman.”
Hull KR forward set to play on in 2021
Hull KR forward Weller Hauraki could play on with the Robins in 2021, reports the Daily Star.
The 35-year-old was planning retire at the end of the season but is now considering doing one more year in 2021. Hauraki told the Daily Star: “I thought it was going to be my last year but my body is feeling really fresh so I will see how my body is at the back end.”
Woolf heaps praise on young Saints star
St Helens coach Kristian Woolf was full of praise for young hooker Aaron Smith who stepped into the boots of captain James Roby on Friday night, reports St Helens Star.
Woolf told the St Helens Star: “He took his chance and made it his priority to come out and start well and take on the physicality early. The best thing about him for a bloke who has been playing short minutes was not once was he looking to the sideline for a break.”
Concerns over season completion
Wakefield chief executive Michael Carer admits there are concerns about being able to complete the season, reports The Yorkshire Post.
Carter told The Yorkshire Post: “We have to do the best we possibly can but ultimately there may come a point where we physically run out of available dates.”
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