RL Today: Huddersfield announcement, Agar’s faith in assistants & Hodgson’s new job

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Toulouse have signed former Samoa and USA international Joseph Paulo from St Helens on a two-year deal.

Salford have already drawn up a shortlist for their coaching vacancy and hope to appoint a successor to Ian Watson within a month.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell is hoping for the return of scrums in 2021.

Leigh have confirmed the signing of half-back Joe Mellor from Toronto Wolfpack ahead of the 2021 season.

How Leigh’s squad is shaping up for 2021.

What’s in the papers

Paul Sculthorpe says Saints’ Alex Walmsley ready to rip in for Super League play-offs, reports St Helens Star.

Leeds boss Richard Agar has ‘utmost faith’ in assistants James Webster and Sean Long as he prepares to miss Catalans tie in Super League play-offs, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Brett Hodgson lands new role amid Hull FC head coach links, reports Hull Live.

Leigh sign Toronto Wolfpack half-back Joe Mellor, reports Leigh Journal.

Ian Watson set for Huddersfield after quitting Super League rivals Salford, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

What could it possibly be?

Super League and the RFL have released initial criteria for clubs wanting to take the vacant 12th spot in the top flight.

What a kit!

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE Origin: New South Wales v Queensland (Sky Sports Arena & Mix – 9:15am)

Rugby AM – FreeSports (6pm)

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

Former Great Britain, England and Leeds forward Ryan Bailey turns 37 today.

Also celebrating; York’s new recruit Danny Kirmond (35), Papua New Guinea international James Segeyaro (30) and Wests Tigers’ Samoan international Josh Aloiai (25).

Trivia

Eight teams are eligible to enter proceedings about taking the 12th spot in Super League – Leigh, London Broncos, Bradford, Featherstone, York, Toulouse, Widnes and Halifax.

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