RL Today: Andrew Henderson teases coaching news & Wigan release 150th year film

Andrew Henderson on expansion
Andrew Henderson is director of rugby at League 1 club Keighley Cougars

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.  

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.”

Birthdays

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).

Trivia

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

 

About Josh McAllister 1520 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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