RL Today: Andrew Henderson teases coaching news & Wigan release 150th year film
Andrew Henderson teases coaching news
Former London Broncos head coach Andrew Henderson has teased some personal news.
Henderson, 42, is currently head of rugby at League 1’s Keighley. However, when asked on Premier Sports about his links to the vacant Widnes job by Kevin Brown, Henderson teased some news by the end of the week.
Bradford are also without a head coach since the departure of John Kear.
Wigan release 150th year film
Wigan have released a video celebrating their 150th anniversary. The video is based on a poem written by English poet, performer and writer, Tony Walsh. The poem is narrated by Wigan Warriors Hall of Famer, Martin Offiah.
❤️ 150 years of Wigan Warriors… 🍒⚪#WWRL #150thYear pic.twitter.com/86AQqbQjZB
— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) May 23, 2022
James Bentley banned again
Leeds Rhinos back-rower James Bentley has received his third ban of the season. The 24-year-old has received a three-match ban following the club’s win over Wakefield with a Grade C High Tackle.
He will miss games against Warrington, Huddersfield and St Helens.
Jimmy Keinhorst close to securing future
Jimmy Keinhorst is close to signing a new deal with Hull KR. (Hull Daily Mail)
The former Super League grand final winner joined the Robins in 2019, and has made 43 appearances for the side.
Warrington bring in NRL forward
Warrington have confirmed the signing of Thomas Mikaele on a two-and-a-half-year deal, effective immediately.
The 24-year-old is expected to arrive in the UK next week to link up with his new side. He has made 66 NRL appearances and was recently released by Wests Tigers.
Wakefield in the market
Wakefield are on the look out for players to strengthen their squad next year. (Yorkshire Evening Post)
Head coach Willie Poching told Yorkshire Evening Post: “We are down the line talking to people.
“Obviously if people do go, we have to replace them. It’s a cycle that’s on-going.”
Former Australia, Italy and Sydney Roosters full-back Anthony Minichiello turns 42 today (May 24).
Also celebrating; Warrington assistant coach Ryan Sheridan (47), former Wales international prop Jordan James (42), ex-Ireland winger Damien Blanch (39), Leeds forward Matt Prior (35), former Jamaica international Mason Caton-Brown (29) and Hull hooker Jordan Johnstone (25).
The third 1895 Cup Final will be watched more widely than ever on Saturday, as both the BBC and Premier Sports will broadcast the game live from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.