RL Today: Leeds coaching announcement imminent & Woolf weighs up options following Dodd injury

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan on latest coaching news

Jamie Jones-Buchanan may have had his last game as interim-head coach of Leeds Rhinos. (Leeds Live)

The former player believes the club may have a new permanent head coach ahead of their clash with Toulouse on Friday at Headingley Stadium.

Leeds currently sit second-from-bottom of the Super League table with just one win in nine league matches.

Kristian Woolf weighs up options

St Helens boss Kristian Woolf says the club will not be looking at the transfer market following the injury to Lewis Dodd. (St Helens Star)

Dodd will miss the rest of the season after picking up an Achilles injury.

St Helens played James Roby in the halves against Huddersfield. They also have international full-back Will Hopoate, who is currently sidelined with a minor injury.

Tony Smith forced to apologise to his Hull KR side

Hull KR boss Tony Smith apologised to his side following their win over Toulouse after letting rip at half-time. (Hull Daily Mail)

His side trailed 12-0 at half time in France before snatching a 28-24 victory. It was Tony Smith’s 500 Super League game as a coach. 

Ian Watson positive following St Helens defeat

Ian Watson has told his side to take confidence in the way they performed against the champions on Easter Monday. (Yorkshire Post)

Watson made seven changes to his side who fell to a 24-12 defeat at the John Smith’s Stadium. He told the Yorkshire Post: “We’ve got to take a lot of confidence from that. There were small little things there that champion teams do to be able to get the result.”

Salford centre Kallum Watkins makes first appearance in 10 months

Salford coach Paul Rowley was delighted to see international centre Kallum Watkins make his return to action for the first time in 10 months.

Speaking after the game on Kallum Watkins, Rowley said: “Kallum looked like an international player.

“I am really pleased for him and I don’t mind celebrating that fact on what is otherwise a bad day.”

Ryan Hall against busy Easter period

International winger Ryan Hall has had his say on the Easter period via social media.

Hull KR had just a three day turnaround, playing in the Hull derby on Good Friday before travelling to Toulouse for Easter Monday.

Safe to say the 34-year-old is not a fan.

Birthdays

Former Great Britain representative Paul Hulme turns 56 today (April 19).

Also celebrating; Ex-NRL and Super League prop Lopini Paea (38), Leigh forward John Asiata (29), Keighley utility-back Alix Stephenson (23) and Sydney Roosters hooker Sam Verrills (23).

Trivia

Jack Sinfield made his Leeds Rhinos debut at the age of 17 on Easter Monday against Castleford.

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About Josh McAllister 1307 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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