RL Today: Lee Radford’s potential NRL gig & coaches rule themselves out of Cas job

Josh McAllister
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Radford’s potential NRL gig

Following his departure from Castleford, Lee Radford is eyeing up a move to the NRL with his future. (World Wide of Sports)

The 43-year-old coach has been linked with Cronulla Sharks in the NRL under former Hull team-mate Craig Fitzgibbon.

But the club already have assistants in Steve Price and Josh Hannay and another rising coach in Daniel Holdsworth in their backroom staff, and so a move would appear unlikely. 

Radford worked as an assistant coach with Samoa at last year’s World Cup as the side made history by reaching their first ever final.

Ashton Golding rumour shut down

Ian Watson has shut down rumours linking Ashton Golding to a loan move away from the John Smith’s Stadium. (Examiner Live)

Golding, 26, has featured from the bench in Huddersfield’s first two games of the season so far.

Watson has however admitted that short-term loan deals for other first-team players may take place in order for them to gain playing minutes.

Two coaches rule themselves out of Castleford contention

Hull KR assistant coach Danny McGuire and York boss Andrew Henderson have ruled themselves out of contention for the vacant Castleford job. (Yorkshire Post)

McGuire is in his third season of coaching at Craven Park, while Henderson only returned to coaching with York ahead of the 2023 campaign.

Swinton re-sign Charnock

Swinton have confirmed the re-signing of Lewis Charnock amidst an injury crisis at the Championship outfit.

The Lions previously confirmed that nine of their 27 players are currently hit with injuries ahead of their Challenge Cup third round tie with Barrow.

Swinton released in a short statement: “The club is pleased to confirm that Lewis Charnock, who was a major success for the Lions in our promotion year, has rejoined the club.”

The 28-year-old had previously announced his retirement from the professional sport last November.

Ben McNamara latest

Hull boss Tony Smith has ruled half-back Ben McNamara out of Saturday’s home fixture with Salford. (Hull Daily Mail)

The 21-year-old suffered an AC injury on his shoulder during his side’s defeat to Catalans last weekend in Perpignan.

Hull’s Round Four clash with the Red Devils will be the first ever pay-per-view streamed Super League game on the Our League platform.

Tex Hoy wins Player of the Month

Hull full-back Tex Hoy has been awarded with Super League’s Player of the Month for February.

Hoy, 23, has two assists to his name in the first three games of the season but is yet to cross for his first try. He has made 12 tackle busts and a total of 303 running metres.


Former Australia, Queensland, North Queensland Cowboys and Wigan full-back Matt Bowen turns 41 today (March 9).

Also celebrating: France international Mickael Goudemand (27) and Hull KR youngster Zach Fishwick (18).


Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook needs one appearance to reach 450 for his career. St Helens (347), Harlequins (97), Ireland (3), England (2). 

St Helens face Leigh this Friday.

Statistic courtesy of Danny Spencer.

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