Paper Talk: Trueman targets silverware, promising Warrington prop & Magic Weekend latest

We’ve had a look through the latest papers.

Trueman targets silverware

Castleford half-back Jake Trueman has set his targets on trophies and an England World Cup spot in 2021, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Trueman told Yorkshire Evening Post: “This year we are hoping to win something, that’s the aim.”

Promising Warrington prop

Joe Philbin is excited about what his Warrington team-mate Eribe Doro can do this season, reports Warrington Guardian.

Philbin told Warrington Guardian: “I’m really excited about Eribe – probably the most excited I’ve been about a front-rower coming through.”

Magic Weekend latest

A new later date for Super League’s Magic Weekend may yet be found, reports The Sun.

Super League clubs are likely to be presented with alternative dates in the coming days, according to The Sun.

Smith on Hull KR captaincy

Tony Smith has discussed the Hull KR captaincy as he prepares to welcome Albert Vete and Brad Takairangi, reports Hull Live.

Smith told Hull Live: “Without knowing what the full chemistry is and what effects Albie and Brad have, it’d be neglectful of me to have too many thoughts about that.”

Huddersfield quietly confident

Eorl Crabtree says Huddersfield are quietly confident of having a successful season, reports Yorkshire Live.

In his column for Yorkshire Live, Crabtree wrote: “We’re now looking forward to a new year and a new Super League season with a quiet confidence, with eight new signings joining the ranks.”

Duffy impressed

Leigh coach John Duffy has yet to appoint a captain for 2021 but has been impressed with side’s leadership qualities in training, reports Leigh Journal.

Duffy told Leigh Journal: “We are looking at who has those qualities to be captain every day now. But I have got to say the boys are working really hard.”

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