RL Today: Kiwis star out of World Cup & Daryl Powell embarrassed by lowest-ever finish

Tohu Harris Kiwis

Kiwis star out of World Cup

New Zealand’s Tohu Harris is out of the Kiwis side for this year’s World Cup. (RLWC2021)

Harris, 30, was reported by the New Zealand Herald to have cited family reasons. He has won 16 caps for New Zealand since making his debut in 2013.

Daryl Powell embarrassed by low finish

Warrington head coach Daryl Powell says he is “embarrassed” by his side’s lowest-ever Super League finish. (Yorkshire Live)

He told Yorkshire Live: “I’ve never finished this low in my coaching career, so I’m embarrassed by it but there are bigger things at play here if I’m being honest.”

Wigan’s captain Partington

Oliver Partington has shared his pride of leading Wigan out for the first time in his career during their round 26 clash against Hull KR. (Wigan Today)

He told Wigan Today: “I’m buzzing with it, it was a dream come true for me and my family.”

Saints to lift Shield this week

St Helens will be presented with the League Leaders’ Shield this Saturday following their final fixture of the regular season.

They face relegated Toulouse at the Totally Wicked Stadium, with a 3pm kick-off.

McGuire tribute to departing players

Hull KR interim boss Danny McGuire has paid tribute to the 11 players that will be leaving the Craven Park side at the end of the current campaign. (Hull Daily Mail)

The Robins squad undertook a lap of the pitch after full-time following their 38-28 victory over Wigan on Monday.

Korbin Sims forced to retire one game early

Hull KR’s Korbin Sims has had his career ended early after receiving a three-match ban following Hull KR’s win over Wigan at Craven Park.

Sims, 30, announced that he would be retiring at the end of the current Super League season earlier today. He had planned to make the Hull derby his final game to conclude his 10-year career.

Birthdays

Former Manly Sea Eagles, Canterbury Bulldogs, Newcastle Knights, Cronulla Sharks and New South Wales half-back Trent Hodkinson turns 34 today (August 31).

Also celebrating; Ex-prop forward Craig Stapelton (44) and former Newcastle Knights & Wakefield hooker Tyler Randell (30).

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About Josh McAllister 1909 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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