RL Today: Betfred owner on Salford takeover & Tony Smith addresses Leeds speculation

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Tony Smith addresses Leeds speculation

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith has discussed the recent speculation linking him to the Leeds head coach. (Hull Daily Mail)

He told Hull Daily Mail: “I’m coach here and I’m focused on coaching here,” he said.

“My job is to prepare my team and get them ready for each and every game. That’s what I do.”

Betfred owner Fred Done refuses to rule out Salford takeover

Betfred owner Fred Done says he is unlikely to ever buy his hometown club Salford, but refuses to rule it out. (Manchester Evening News)

Betfred sponsor both the Super League and Challenge Cup, and Done recently featured on the latest Out Of Your League podcast.

Mark Kheirallah finds new club

Championship leaders Featherstone have completed the signing of France international Mark Kheirallah.

The full-back signs after leaving Toulouse Olympique and says he cannot wait to play under legendary head coach Brian McDermott.

Wigan have their mojo back

Things are looking bright at Wigan under new head coach Matt Peet. (Examiner Live)

Wigan have lost just one league fixture so far in 2022 and progressed through to the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.

Matty Ashton injury update

Daryl Powell has provided an injury update on winger Matty Ashton. (Warrington Guardian)

The former Swinton outside-back missed their Challenge Cup quarter-final defeat to Wakefield.

Challenge Cup quarter-finals draw

Ties have now been confirmed for the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.

Wakefield Trinity v Wigan Warriors

Hull Kingston Rovers v Castleford Tigers

Huddersfield Giants v Hull FC

Catalans Dragons v St Helens

Birthdays

Former NRL forward Darren Senter turns 50 today (March 28).

Also celebrating; Cornwall RLFC recruit Harry Aaronson (24), Rochdale forward James Connaughton (24) and winger Nico Rizzelli (22)

Trivia

Warrington have not featured in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals for more than a decade.

Challenge Cup: Wakefield win in thriller & Huddersfield pushed at Barrow

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About Josh McAllister 1333 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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