RL Today: Leigh Centurions break club record & Danny McGuire provides recruitment latest

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Leigh Centurions break club record

Promotion favourites Leigh Centurions broke club records on Sunday with a 100-4 victory over York City Knights at the Leigh Sports Village.

Adrian Lam’s side remain five points ahead of promotion-chasing rivals Featherstone in the Championship table.

An afternoon to forget for James Ford and his Knights.

Danny McGuire provides recruitment latest

Hull KR interim boss Danny McGuire believes his side could still recruit further for the 2023 campaign. (Hull Daily Mail)

The play-off chasing side recently confirmed the signing of James Batchelor from Wakefield on a two-year deal from next season.

Tom Opacic, Sauaso Sue and Rhys Kennedy will all make the switch from the NRL, alongside Huddersfield’s Louis Senior.

Toulouse to prepare for Championship

Toulouse head coach Sylvain Houles says his side are now preparing for relegation back to the Championship for the 2023 season.

His side fell to a 52-6 defeat away to Wigan that all but confirmed their relegation.

Houles said: “Mathematically it is still possible, but we have to be realistic. This is probably the end of our road in Super League this season.

“The lads are very low because it is a bad night for us.

“Effort-wise we were 10 out of 10 and I was happy with our defence despite conceding so many points.”

Steve McNamara embarrassed by Catalans performance

Salford Red Devils claimed sixth spot in the Super League table from Castleford following a 46-14 victory over Catalans in Perpignan on Saturday.

Following the defeat, Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: “It was an unacceptable performance from us and we are embarrassed and ashamed by it.

“Once we got on the back foot we seemed to drain of everything and we were poor in every area.”

Rugby League on TV

There are five Sky Sports televised Super League fixtures across this weekend’s double-header Bank Holiday.

on Wednesday, Leeds face Huddersfield (8:00pm), following by the French derby between Toulouse and Catalans on Thursday (7:30pm).

Friday’s only fixture will be televised as Wigan face St Helens with an 8:00pm kick-off. On Monday, Castleford host Salford (3:30pm) before Catalans versus Leeds (6:00pm).

Daryl Powell’s thoughts on debutants

Warrington boss Daryl Powell has shared his thoughts on his two debutants that faced Leeds on Friday. (Warrington Guardian)

Back-rower Adam Holroyd and prop Luke Thomas came off the bench during the club’s 24-18 defeat to Leeds.

Birthdays

Former St Helens, Wigan, Leigh, North Queensland Cowboys and Castleford head coach Ian Millward turns 62 today (August 22).

Also celebrating; Ex-Australia centre Matt King (42), back-rower Joe Arundel (31), winger Kieran Dixon (30) and Wakefield half-back Jacob Miller (30).

 

About Josh McAllister 1909 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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