RL Today: Hodgson challenges Reynolds & Castleford Women’s request

Brett Hodgson Hull FC

Brett Hodgson challenges Josh Reynolds

Hull FC Head Coach Brett Hodgson has backed half-back Josh Reynolds to make an impact against Catalans on Sunday. (Hull Daily Mail).

Hodgson told Hull Daily Mail: “Josh will have a big role to play this weekend in terms of the control of the team. I think what Josh needs to do is the simple things really well and then some of the class he does have will come out. “

Wakefield loan pair to League 1 clubs

Wakefield Trinity have announced Dane Windrow has joined Oldham, while Kobe Poching, son of Head Coach, Willie, has joined Doncaster.

Both are set to play this weekend. Doncaster take on West Wales, while Oldham take on Cornwall.

England to cancel another training session

England Head Coach Shaun Wane may have to cancel the upcoming England training session in May. (Daily Mirror)

Wane told Daily Mirror: “We’re not going to get on the field so it’ll be an off-feet session again which is definitely not ideal. But unfortunately, the way games are going – and a few clubs have a big few weeks coming up – I’m trying to bend and do the best I can for Super League clubs.

Castleford request to drop Women’s team down a division

Castleford Tigers have made a formal request to the RFL to allow their Women’s team to drop down into Group Two of the Women’s Super League.

Head Coach Matty Faulkner told the club website: This move will give us the opportunity to build this whilst challenging our girls at a suitable level. They have worked extremely hard in such a short space of time to play against three strong teams in the Challenge Cup. After an honest reflection process, we feel that this is the best move for us and will make us stronger and sustainable in the long term.”

Adrian Lam cools Josh Dugan speculation

Leigh Centurions Head Coach Adrian Lam has denied speculation linking the club with a move for Josh Dugan.

“I think when Twitter hots up and when Derek puts something on there, people jump on the bandwagon and start throwing names out there,” Lam said.

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Brad Singleton joins Love Rugby League podcast

Wigan forward Brad Singleton is the latest guest on the Love Rugby League podcast.

Singleton shares his thoughts on the recent busy Easter period. His Wigan side fell to a 22-4 defeat in the Good Friday derby against St Helens. They bounced back on Easter Monday with an impressive 54-10 win over Wakefield at the DW Stadium.

The prop forward discusses Wigan’s current form and working under current head coach Matt Peet. He also talks about the culture at the club.

Singleton also discusses Leeds’ culture problems and the power of positivity following the fall of Toronto. He also reveals plans for life after league. 

Birthdays

Former St Helens player and Head Coach Alex Murphy turns 83 today. (22nd April).

Also celebrating; former France international Jean-Marc Garcia (51), former Warrington forward Paul Noone (41), former Warrington and Castleford winger Joel Monoghan (40), Italy international Ronny Polumbo (31) and Parramatta hooker Reed Mahoney (24).

Trivia

England take on Samoa in Newcastle on the opening day of the World Cup in October.

Disciplinary: Halifax forward to face tribunal after early red

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