RL Today: Lam on French future, Watson linked with Hull & Melbourne NRL champions

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Ben Jones-Bishop scored a hat-trick of tries as Wakefield produced their best rugby of the season to beat Hull KR 48-18 in an entertaining battle at Belle Vue yesterday.

In the latest video series where players break down their rugby league careers, Jy Hitchcox revealed that he hasn’t watched back the 2017 Super League Grand Final.

Six big names playing in League 1 next season.

Ashton Sims on: Fiji, playing alongside his brothers, Headingley & expansion.

Six Super League players who would go well in the NRL.

What’s in the papers

Hull FC head coach latest as Salford’s Ian Watson is linked with the role, reports Hull Live.

Ian Watson admits money is key to Salford’s ambitions amid links to Hull FC, reports The Sun.

Melbourne Storm hold off late Penrith Panthers charge in Grand Final to claim fourth NRL Premiership, reports The Guardian.

Adrian Lam says Wigan are doing everything they can to keep hold of Bevan French for 2021, reports Wigan Today.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester gives players all the credit for nine-try romp over Hull KR, reports Wakefield Express.

What’s on social

Melbourne Storm are the 2020 NRL champions!

What a try!

Bevan French has been incredible for Wigan this season.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (8am)

NRL 360: Grand Final review – Watch NRL (8:30am)

LIVE SL: Salford v St Helens – Sky Sports Arena (5:30pm)

LIVE SL: Leeds v Castleford – Sky Sports Arena (7:45pm)

Super League Show – BBC One (0:25am)

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #11 – Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson chat between home and a Widnes coffee shop and go through some of the current rugby league trends, stories, and rumours.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Former Leeds forward Brett Delaney turns 35 today.

Also celebrating; Toulouse forward Harrison Hansen (35), Parramatta centre Waqa Blake (26) and Wigan half-back Jake Shorrocks (25).

Trivia

Ken Irvine holds the record for most tries in Australian top level rugby league, with 212 tries for North Sydney and Manly-Warringah between 1958-73.

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