RL Today: Hull FC recruitment update & Jon Wilkin on Hardaker

Jon Wilkin pundit

Brett Hodgson provides Hull recruitment update

Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson has discussed the club’s recruitment process for 2023. (Hull Daily Mail)

From May 1, clubs are free to speak to players for a potential move for 2023.

Jon Wilkin on Zak Hardaker

Jon Wilkin has questioned Zak Hardaker’s return to Leeds.

Hardaker was confirmed to be returning to Headingley Stadium earlier this week following his release from Wigan. The England international has signed a deal for the remainder of the 2022 season. Former player Wilkin has shared his opinions on the move on Sky Sports.

Danny Ward leaves door open for league return

Danny Ward has left the door open for a rugby league return.

When asked by Love Rugby League if the door has been open for a return to rugby league, Ward replied: “100%. I’ve never said it wouldn’t be.

“I’m not going to dive into something for the sake of it. There has been things since I left the Broncos, but it’s got to be right for me and my family first. We do live down south, so it would mean a big shift in that. And then it’s got to be right for me and something that excites me.”

Kevin Brown rules out Widnes return as head coach

Former Widnes captain Kevin Brown will not be in the running to succeed Simon Finnigan as Vikings head coach.

But he told Love Rugby League that despite his love for the club, he has no desire to be a head coach.

Podcast: Jamie Soward on career, Super League & coaching ambitions

2010 NRL Premiership winning half-back Jamie Soward is the latest guest on the podcast!

Leigh boss Adrian Lam reacts to Championship coaching departures

Leigh boss Adrian Lam says he feels for Simon Finnigan and John Kear after the pair became the latest coaching casualties in the Championship.

Speaking to Love Rugby League, Lam said: “I’m disappointed for those coaches because they are both good people and good coaches.

“I would also presume they won’t be the first ones to go from either Championship or Super League this year and it is part of the role.

“My advice would be to keep your head up, there’s something around the corner, especially when you are good people like they are.”

Birthdays

Leeds hooker Brad Dwyer turns 29 today (April 28).

Also celebrating; Former player Richard Goddard (48) and ex-forward Russell Spiers (31).

Trivia

Kevin Larroyer needs one appearance to reach 250 for his career. Halifax travel to Newcastle Thunder this weekend in the Championship.

About Josh McAllister 1313 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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