St Helens coach Kristian Woolf has been linked with a current head coaching vacancy in the NRL, whilst Wakefield say they want to retain Tom Johnstone.
Woolf linked with NRL
Eight contenders to replace Trent Barrett as Bulldogs coach 🧐🔁
Who can turn the club around? 🎯
— Fox League (@FOXNRL) May 16, 2022
St Helens coach Kristian Woolf has been linked as a potential candidate to replace Trent Barrett, who stood down from his role as Canterbury Bulldogs head coach with immediate effect. (Fox Sports)
It was only a matter of time before Woolf would be linked with an NRL job. He’s won back-to-back Super League titles with Saints as well as a Challenge Cup. He also spearheaded Tonga’s meteoric rise on the international scene. Woolf’s contract with Saints is due to expire at the end of the season.
Fev eye Super League prop
Championship league leaders Featherstone are interesting in signing Hull prop Josh Bowden. (Hull Live)
The 30-year-old has made almost 200 appearances for Hull since making his first team debut in 2012. However, he has fallen down the pecking order in Brett Hodgson’s side, playing just four league games.
Roby is superman
James Roby showed just why he has made more than 500 appearances for hometown club St Helens on Friday night.
He dislocated his finger in a tackle, had it popped back in straight away and carried on playing!
This is why he's the 🐐
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) May 14, 2022
Rugby league meets Love Island
Castleford Tigers forward Jacques O’Neill is set to enter this year’s serious of hit ITV show Love Island. (Yorkshire Live)
The 29-year-old Cumbrian has made 29 first team appearances for the Tigers since making his first team debut for the club in 2019. He is set to feature in the 2022 Love Island, according to Yorkshire Live.
Wakefield want to keep Johnstone
Wakefield coach Willie Poching says the club will do their best to retain star winger Tom Johnstone. (Yorkshire Evening Post)
The England World Cup hopeful is out of contract at the end of the current season. Catalans Dragons have already confirmed their interest in him. Poching told the YEP: “We will try our best. He has been a fantastic player for our club and a fantastic servant and I’d definitely like to keep him.”
Warrington prop Robbie Mulhern is out of contract at the end of the season, but he has admitted that he would like to stay beyond this year. (Warrington Guardian)
Mulhern told Warrington Guardian: “I would like to stay. I really get on with the lads, it’s a great group and I love living round here too.”
Former rugby league star turned Sky Sports pundit Phil Clarke turns 51 today (May 16).
Also celebrating; former Ireland international Michael Withers (46), Huddersfield winger Jermaine McGillvary (34) and ex-Wakefield forward Mikey Sio (29).
England full-back Sam Tomkins made his 350th career appearance in Catalans Dragons’ 40-8 win over Warrington on Saturday night.