RL Today: Jon Wilkin backs former club & Ryan Hall on future beyond deal

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Jon Wilkin says St Helens still have more in the tank

New Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin is backing his former side to lift a fourth straight Super League title, saying they have plenty more in the tank. (Sky Sports).

Ryan Hall not thinking about retirement yet

Hull KR winger Ryan Hall has said he has not ruled out playing beyond the end of his contract in 2023. (Hull Live).

Hall told Hull Live: “I can only play what’s in front of me. If I’m feeling good, I’ll keep going. If I’m still winning the things I always win gym-wise and training-wise, I’ll keep going. But if I start losing the things that I should win that might be a bit of a trigger to give it up.”

Mark Aston says Bradford got what they deserved

Sheffield Head Coach Mark Aston has said it was nice to go to Bradford and win. (Sheffield Star).

Aston told Sheffield Star: “Sometimes you get what you deserve. All the negative publicity, their chairman having a go at our chairman, it was nice to go there (and win).

“Actions speak louder than words and we spoke very loud.”

Willie Poching facing selection dilemma

Wakefield Head Coach Willie Poching has said he has been having tough conversations with the players ahead of Sunday’s Super League opener against Hull FC. (Wakefield Express).

Poching told Wakefield Express: “We’ve still got to put some polish on it but the squad of 21 even was difficult.

“Since the end of last season, we’ve been having some tough conversations with some players. You’re letting people down but you just have to be as honest as you can and truthful.”

Halifax in dispute over pitch

Halifax Town coach Pete Wild has questioned the decision to allow Halifax Panthers’ match against London on Sunday to go ahead. (Halifax Courier).

Just 24 hours before that match, Halifax Town’s National League match against Bromley was called off because o

Wild told the Halifax Courier:”We’re both trying to ensure the pitch is in as good a nick as possible, and for that game to go ahead on Sunday, I’ve got to be honest, was really disappointing.”


Former Wigan, Bradford and London half-back Henry Paul turns 42 today.

Also celebrating; Former New Zealand forward Iafeta Palea’aesina (40), Warrington hooker Daryl Clark (30) and Newcastle winger Gideon Boafo (23).


St Helens are aiming to be the first team in the Super League era to win four straight titles. The last team to do it was Wigan, who won seven straight titles between 1990 and 1996.

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