RL Today: Leeds ace attracts interest, Mikey Lewis update & Cornwall locals enjoy their new team

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Cornwall take the field for their first ever home game | Photo: Patrick Tod/Cornwall RLFC/SWpix

Cornwall locals enjoy their new team

Cornwall played their first home game at the weekend, with almost 1,500 in attendance in Penryn to seeΒ  them take on fellow expansion side Midlands Hurricanes.

Leeds star attracting interest

Hull FC are keeping tabs on Leeds forward Alex Mellor as their recruitment plans gather pace. (Hull Live)

The 27-year-old is off-contract at Headingley the end of the season. Castleford are also keen on the ex-Huddersfield back-rower, according to Hull Live.

 

Huddersfield up for Cup success

Huddersfield full-back Tui Lolohea has backed the Giants to bring the cup back to the town for the first time since 1953. (The Yorkshire Post)

Lolohea told The Yorkshire Post: “We’re 80 minutes away from the final and that’s crazy to think so early in the year. We’ve done well so far but it’s only the beginning.”

Mikey Lewis update

Hull KR coach Tony Smith has admitted that key half-back Mikey Lewis is unlikely to play in the Good Friday derby against Hull FC. (Hull Live)

Smith told Hull Live: “Mikey Lewis has been scanned this morning on his ankle injury. I haven’t got the report yet, so I don’t know how severe it is. From what I am gathering from the physio, he’s probably unlikely for this week.”

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Ireland’s new coach

Ireland have appointed Ged Corcoran as their new men’s head coach, after parting company with Stuart Littler.

Corcoran, 39, becomes the first Irish-born head coach of the Ireland side, having been born and bred in Co Offaly.

He won 11 caps during his playing days, featuring at the 2008 World Cup.

Missing a trick?

Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick believes England players should be being pushed to become household names ahead of the World Cup. (The Sun)

Fitzpatrick told The Sun: β€œThey should absolutely be appearing on certain TV shows. Ones that will give us the most bang for our buck with great audience figures.”

Birthdays

Former Australia, New South Wales and Wigan forward Bryan Fletcher turns 48 today (April 12).

Also celebrating; Jamaica and Huddersfield prop Michael Lawrence (32) and Catalans Dragons youngster Mathieu Cozza (22).

Trivia

Castleford forward George Griffin made his 200th career appearance in last week’s Challenge Cup defeat to Hull KR.

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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