RL Today: Huddersfield injury blows, Inglis update & Hodgson’s praise for Houghton

Jake Wardle in action for Huddersfield

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Lee Briers and Andrew Henderson to leave Warrington at end of season.

NRL Preview: Herbie Farnworth returns, Canberra without Josh Hodgson & Shaun Johnson boosts Cronulla.

“It’s going to be full-on” – England coach Shaun Wane excited by Fiji test at Rochdale.

“He’s ready to play” – Adrian Lam on Bevan French return.

Ash Handley pledges future to Leeds.

What’s in the papers

Double injury blow for Huddersfield, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Greg Inglis to make Warrington debut next week, reports Manchester Evening News.

Q&A: Tommy Makinson’s importance, Jake Wingfield impresses, Giants twice & injury disruption, reports St Helens Star.

Harry Smith: Wigan don’t need to sign Jackson Hastings replacement, reports Wigan Today.

Brett Hodgson on “special” Danny Houghton and his Hull selection plans for Wakefield, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Trent Merrin has announced his immediate retirement from the game.

We can’t wait for England v Fiji at Rochdale this autumn!

Sam Tomkins has been in sensational form this season…

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE NRL: Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights (10:55am) – Watch NRL

LIVE SL: Wigan v Castleford (6pm) – Our League (ST holders only)

LIVE SL: Huddersfield v St Helens (7:45pm) – Sky Sports Arena

The Final Hooter podcast: Ben Flower’s 2021 hopes, Zak Hardaker’s World Cup aim & Tim Sheens on All Stars.

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, St Helens, Leigh and Warrington half-back Alex Murphy turns 82 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Bradford half-back Matt Orford (43), former Warrington and Widnes forward Paul Noone (40), former Warrington winger Joel Monaghan (39), Italy international Rinaldo Palumbo (30) and Parramatta Eels hooker Reed Mahoney (23).

Trivia

James Bentley will make his 100th career appearance if he plays for St Helens against Huddersfield on Friday (43 for St Helens, 7 for Leigh (DR), 16 for Sheffield (DR), 28 for Bradford, 5 for Ireland).

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