RL Today: Flower linked with Leigh, Murray returns to former club & Hastings extends Wigan stay

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Off the Record: Rugby League Rumours and Gossip #210.

Catalans coach Steve McNamara has welcomed the decision to expand the Super League play-offs to the top six and would like the system to remain in place for next year.

St Helens say they will continue talks with forward Sione Mata’utia over a move ahead of 2021 – but insist a deal is not yet done.

Huddersfield have confirmed forward Chris McQueen will be staying at the club in 2021 after signing a new one-year deal.

All the profits from sales of Super League’s 2020 Grand Final programme will be donated to the MND Association in support of Leeds legend Rob Burrow.

What’s in the papers

Wigan prop Ben Flower on radar of Championship club Leigh, reports Wigan Today.

Scott Taylor insists Hull FC deserve unlikely Grand Final shot ahead of Super League play-offs, reports the Mirror.

Hull KR forward Daniel Murray returns to former club Halifax, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook extends St Helens stay into 11th season, reports St Helens Reporter.

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith expects long break from Craven Park, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Jackson Hastings is staying at Wigan in 2021!

Biff!

What a finish.

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE SL: Warrington v Hull (Sky Sports Arena – 7:45pm)

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #13 – Toronto fallout, Sunshine on Leyth & unfulfilled potential?

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

North Wales Crusaders forward Jono Smith turns 32 today.

Also celebrating; South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Hame Sele (24).

Trivia

Lesley Vainikolo holds the record for most tries in a Super League game, having scored six against Hull in 2005.

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