RL Today: Leeds Head Coach update & Warriors planning New Zealand return

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Two out of the running for Leeds vacancy

Rugby League Live are reporting Shane Flanagan and Andrew Webster are out of the running to be Leeds Head Coach.

Flanagan is reportedly more interested in getting another vacancy in the NRL. While Webster, brother of former Featherstone Head Coach James, also wants to stay in Australia. He is currently an assistant at Penrith.

Will Wallis reflects on Sheffield debut

Sheffield forward Will Wallis made his debut for the club against his hometown club Hull FC.

He told the club website: “It was a good fixture to make my first appearance in, against my hometown club.  I’ve kept my head down for the six months I’ve been here.”

Brett Hodgson praises Andre Savelio

Hull Head Coach Brett Hodgson has improved as a leader in 2022. (Hull Live).

Hodgson told Hull Live:“Andre is preparing well, he’s diligent in his mental preparation going into the games to know what’s going to be asked of him. Like everyone, there are elements of Andre’s game that he is continually working on but his enthusiasm, especially on game day, is quite infectious. I’m very pleased with the way Andre is playing.”

New Zealand Warriors hoping for more home games in 2023

New Zealand Warriors chief executive Cameron George is hoping for more home games to reignite the sport in the country. (Daily Mail).

George told Daily Mail:”It’s important that the game looks at it because we haven’t had a professional presence here in New Zealand and we need to put rugby league back in the lap of Kiwis.”

Rangi Chase on his rugby league journey, playing for England & retirement

Rangi Chase is the latest guest on the Love Rugby League podcast.

The 2011 Man of Steel winner discusses his career so far, including making the move to Castleford in 2009 from the NRL.

Kallum Watkins targeting Wigan match for return

Kallum Watkins has pinpointed the high-profile Channel 4 clash with Wigan on April 24 to make his long-awaited return from a devastating knee injury.

He told Love Rugby League: “Rehab has gone really, really well.

“I’m about nine months in since the surgery and the goals we have set we have hit at every marker with no problems.


Former Catalans forward Ian Hindmarsh turns 45 today. (31st March).

Also celebrating; former Ireland international Elliott Cosgrove (31), former Warrington forward Mark Hilton (47) and former Bradford utility back Brad Adams (27).


Leeds are looking for their third permanent coach since Brian McDermott left the club in 2018.

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