Paper Talk: Race for Grand Final, O’Loughlin tributes & Hull linked with NRL forward

We’ve had a scan through the latest papers.

Roby credits retiring O’Loughlin

St Helens captain James Roby has paid tribute to his Wigan counterpart Sean O’Loughlin, reports St Helens Reporter.

Roby told St Helens Reporter: “He is a little bit older than me but I’ve got to know him well over the years and have the utmost respect for him and what he has achieved in the game.”

Hull linked with NRL forward

Hull FC are interesting in signing Cronulla Sharks forward Scott Sorensen, reports League Express.

The 27-year-old Australian has been offered to Super League clubs and Hull are keen on signing Sorensen, according to League Express.

Bibby wants Grand Final glory

Wigan winger Jake Bibby says it his dream to win the Super League Grand Final, reports Wigan Today.

Bibby told Wigan Today: “That’s the one thing I really want to do, win a Super League title.”

Grace praises Graham

St Helens star Regan Grace wants to send retiring prop James Graham into retirement as a winner, reports The Sun.

Grace told The Sun: “He’s been brilliant to play alongside, he’s class. I never thought I’d be taking to the field with him.”

Ellis tribute to O’Loughlin

Hull FC veteran forward Gareth Ellis has paid tribute to retiring Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin, reports The Yorkshire Post.

In his column for The Yorkshire Post, Ellis wrote: “Lockers in his prime was the last of the traditional loose forwards who could play stand-off – you speak of him in the same breath as Paul Sculthorpe and Andy Farrell in that regard.”

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