RL Today: Griffin’s England hopes, Castleford promote youngsters & Bateman on No. 13 shirt

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

A signing from each Super League club to be excited about in 2021.

More than Bear-able! Supporting a club outside the heartlands.

Kurt Haggerty joins Leigh coaching staff.

Jamaica international Keenen Tomlinson joins Dewsbury.

Duo leave Halifax.

What’s in the papers

John Bateman on line in the NRL’s bubble, increased media spotlight and expectations of Wigan return, reports the Mirror.

Castleford can still bring the best of ex-Hull prop Lewis Bienek, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Wigan have strongest squad on paper, reckons Zak Hardaker, reports Wigan Today.

Josh Griffin on his England hopes, his Hull FC contract and Brett Hodgson history, reports Hull Live.

The unconventional route that brought Rob Butler to Warrington, reports Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

It will be good to see Liam Marshall back in action in the new season!

And it’s good to see Harry Newman on the road to recovery!

Castleford have promoted three youngsters to their first team squad…

What’s on TV/Radio

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #15 – Grand Final review, RL fatigue & nostalgia.

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

Australia, Italy and New South Wales representative James Tedesco turns 28 today.

Also celebrating; former Warrington forward Trent Waterhouse (40), London Broncos forward Sadiq Adebiyi (24) and Leigh centre Keanan Brand (22).

Trivia

Leigh will play their third season in Super League in 2021 after previously being in the competition in 2005 and 2017.

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