RL Today: Brian McDermott takes Oldham job, Matt Prior appreciation & Widdop update

Matt Prior (10) of Leeds Rhinos in action

What’s on site

Seven-time Super League champion Brian McDermott, previously head coach at Toronto Wolfpack, has joined Championship side Oldham as a coaching consultant.

Danny Ward has left London Broncos with immediate effect by mutual consent, after telling the club of his plan to depart at the end of the season.

Leeds registered their fourth successive win with a superb, hard-working victory away at Warrington.

Two-time Olympian Caroline Alexander has joined the revolution at Barrow, linking up with their community foundation.

Former Huddersfield youngster Dom Young is already making an impact in the NRL with Newcastle Knights.

York star Savannah Andrade speaks to us about her experience of representing Jamaica at Rugby Sevens.

We’ve got Challenge Cup final tickets to give away courtesy of Batchelors Mushy Peas – plus a £50 shopping voucher.

What’s on social

I’m going to make this a Matt Prior appreciation section.

What’s in the papers

Gareth Widdop wants to remain in Super League with Warrington, despite some interest in him from Canberra Raiders. Widdop has been “shopped” around the NRL all year, according to reports Down Under, and now someone has shown an interest, he has instead decided to remain in the UK.

Leigh hooker Liam Hood is to join Wakefield next season, reports Yorkshire Live. Hood, 29, has long expressed his desire to return to full-time rugby league, which came sooner than expected with the Centurions’ elevation to Super League for 2021.

Greg Inglis’ body was “failing him” following the announcement of his retirement, Steve Price told the Warrington Guardian. He said: “The injury was a lot worse than first thought. He put everything into it but his body’s failing him.”

“No wonder we’re losing fans” was the cry after a couple of the decisions made in the St Helens-Wigan match on Sunday night, reports the Manchester Evening News, particularly the sin-binning for Kai Pearce-Paul.


St Helens coach Kristian Woolf turns 46 today (July 6).

Also celebrating: former Australia international Jamal Idris (31); ex-Hull KR and St Helens half-back Travis Burns (37).

What’s on TV/radio

00:05 – Super League Show – BBC One


Young Leeds back Jack Broadbent is a qualified referee.

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