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RL Today: Hull host Johnny Whiteley memorial & More to come from St Helens?

Jonny Whiteley
Photo courtesy of Hull FC.

Hull host Johnny Whiteley memorial

Hull FC hosted a memorial service on Monday to remember the late Johnny Whiteley.

Fans were able to go down to the MKM Stadium and pay their respects to a man remebered as one of the greatest to play the game.

Barrie McDermott fears new rules are “spoiling the game”

Former Leeds forward and Sky Sports pundit Barrie McDermott believes the new rules around yellow and red card offences risk spoiling the game. (Yorkshire Live).

McDermott told Yorkshire Live: “Prior to the Leeds-Hull FC game on Thursday night, there had been 25 cards in 24 Super League games – four yellow and 21 red – and that’s far too many.”

Kristian Woolf expecting more from unbeaten St Helens

St Helens Head Coach Kristian Woolf believes his side can get even better, despite their unbeaten start. (St Helens Star).

Woolf told St Helens Star:”We have to keep building on that, we have improvement in us there is no doubt about that.”

Leroy Cudjoe on growing up with a stammer

Huddersfield centre Leroy Cudjoe has talked about growing up with a stammer in an interview with Daily Mirror.

Cudjoe told Daily Mirror:“I had help off and on as a kid but nothing that really helped until 2019 when I attended the McGuire Programme.”

Challenge Cup Draw

Champions St Helens start the defence of their Challenge Cup crown with a sixth round tie trip to Whitehaven. 11 Super League clubs entered the competition, after Toulouse announced they would not be competing.

Challenge Cup Draw: Draw made for Sixth Round of Challenge Cup

Jake Emmitt on ‘passionate’ Cumbria, part-time rugby and retirement

Former Wales international Jake Emmitt says there’s a great passion for rugby league in Cumbria.

“I had a great time at Barrow,” Emmitt told Love Rugby League. “I’d never played for a Cumbrian club before, but you don’t realise the passion until you get there.”

Birthdays

Former Great Britain centre Vince Gribbin turns 57 today. (15th March).

Also celebrating; Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson (45), former Canberra hooker Kurt Baptiste (31) and Jamaica international Joel Farrell (28).

Trivia

The Challenge Cup Final will take place away from Wembley for the first time since the new stadium opened. The last time was in 2006, when the final took place at Twickenham as St Helens beat Huddersfield.

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