RL Today: Bids for Super League spot, new Widnes coach & Irish star set for debut

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Top 13 off-contract Super League stars in 2020.

Off the Record: Rugby League Rumours and Gossip #209.

The 21-man squads for this Friday’s Super League matches.

Leeds winger Ash Handley and Warrington centre Toby King have been included in Shaun Wane’s latest England squad.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam says his club are fully behind the radical late overhaul of the Super League season.

What’s in the papers

Featherstone, York, Bradford and Halifax set to battle it out for Super League spot, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Simon Finnigan is Widnes’ new coach, reports Runcorn and Widnes World.

‘A massive blow’ – Leeds’ Bodene Thompson says Super League poorer without Toronto Wolfpack, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Adrian Lam hopes to know his Wigan future “in next week or two”, reports Wigan Today.

Why Andy Last believes Hull are perfectly poised to upset play-off odds, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Ireland international Ronan Michael is set to make his Super League debut for Huddersfield on Friday.

Wigan have unveiled their new home kit for 2021.

What a try!

What’s on TV/Radio

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #12 – NRL Grand Final, Challenge Cup final & Return to Play.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Former England international Peter Fox turns 36 today.

Also celebrating; St Helens forward Morgan Knowles (24), Leigh prop Alex Gerrard (29) and South Sydney Rabbitohs legend John Sutton (36).

Trivia

Denny Solomona holds the record for most tries in a Super League season, with the winger scoring 40 for Castleford in 2016.

Listen to The Final Hooter podcast, featuring exclusive interviews, every week. SUBSCRIBE to Love Rugby League on Apple Podcasts.


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