RL Today: Ian Watson backed to be a success in NRL & Jason Robinson on Field

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Ian Watson backed to be a success in NRL

Huddersfield’s Tui Lolohea has backed his head coach in Ian Watson to be successful if he coached in the NRL. (Examiner Live)

Lolohea also told Rugby League Live that Watson is that best coach he’s had in his career.

Jason Robinson on Jai Field

Jason Robinson believes Jai Field is worth the admission money alone following his impressive season with Wigan. (Manchester Evening News)

Field, 24, will be hoping to lift his first trophy in Wigan colours as Matt Peet’s side face Huddersfield in the Challenge Cup final this Saturday.

Robinson told Manchester Evening News: “Jai Field? Deary me. He’s done some absolutely amazing things. It’s worth the admission money alone just going to watch him at the moment as he is on fire.”

Kyle Amor in new colours

Kyle Amor enjoyed his first day at training with Warrington. The prop forward has joined for the remainder of the season on loan from St Helens.

Tony Smith ready for a strong second half of the season

Tony Smith says the Challenge Cup break will allow his Hull KR side to freshen up for the second part of the season. (Hull Daily Mail)

He told Hull Daily Mail: “All teams go through these periods, we’ve done our tough time, and we are looking forward to freshening up and going again for the back end of the year and finishing strong as we did in 2021.”

Kruise Leeming on experience of race

Leeds Rhinos captain Kruise Leeming is one of eight athletes who talked about their experience of race in sport over the last two years for a new Sky Sports film, ‘George Floyd two years on: Has sport changed?’.

Challenge Cup Dream XIII

With the Challenge Cup final just days away, we take a look at a combined Dream XIII made up of Wigan and Huddersfield stars.

To see our Dream XIII, click here.


Former England international Francis Maloney turns 49 today (May 26).

Also celebrating; Ex-NRL winger Nathan Merritt (39), former Cook Island international Lulia Lulia (37), Warrington forward Kyle Amor (35), former Australia and Queensland centre Will Chambers (34) and Salford centre Dan Sarginson (29).


Huddersfield prop forward Chris Hill looks set to feature in his fifth Challenge Cup final this Saturday, having won two already.

About Josh McAllister 1501 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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