RL Today: Jake Connor wins Super League award & Chris Hill backs coach for NRL

Jake Connor Hull FC

Jake Connor wins Super League award

Jake Connor has won the Super League Player of the Month award for March. (Hull FC club website).

He beat competition from Jai Field (Wigan) Tony Gigot (Toulouse), Mason Lino (Wakefield Trinity), Joe Westerman (Castleford), and Mike McMeeken (Catalans).

Tom Johnstone amongst those available

Wakefield winger Tom Johnstone is amongst that list of players who will be available to talk to other clubs in May. (Yorkshire Live).

Yorkshire Live look at the potential dilemma facing clubs that want to sign him given his struggle with injuries.

Kristian Woolf excited for Good Friday derby

St Helens Head Coach Kristian Woolf is feeling the excitement ahead of Friday’s derby against Wigan. (St Helens Star).

Woolf told St Helens Star: “It is the biggest derby in our game and the oldest and has a different meaning to it on Good Friday.”

Hull KR dealt Mikey Lewis blow

Hull KR have announced they will be without half-back Mikey Lewis for six-to-eight weeks. (Club Website).

The club say he has ruptured ankle ligaments. It was an injury he picked up during their Challenge Cup win over Castleford.

Rivals Round team news

Super League returns this week, with a host of derbies lined up for Thursday and Friday. Here is the team news for Thursday’s matches.

Super League Rivals Round: Team news, kick-off times & TV coverage

Chris Hill backs coach for NRL job

Huddersfield forward Chris Hill believes Giants coach Ian Watson is an unsung hero, and is worthy of a big Head Coaching role in the NRL.

He told Love Rugby League: He’s a coach that might always go under the radar but I hope he doesn’t. Whether it is here or over in the NRL I would love to see him have a gig over there.”

Birthdays

Former Wales international Craig Makin turns 49 today. (13th April).

Also celebrating; Dewsbury and Scotland forward Dale Ferguson (34), Hull FC half-back Josh Reynolds (33) and Castleford winger James Clare (31).

Trivia

St Helens have reached the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup in four of the last five seasons.

Read MoreChallenge Cup semi-finals schedule confirmed

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