Lewis Dodd backed for England
St Helens half-back Lewis Dodd has been tipped to play for England by head coach Kristian Woolf (St Helens Star).
Woolf told St Helens Star: “He’s got an extremely bright future and I think at some stage he’s most definitely going to play for England, whether that’s this year or not is dependent on a number of things, his form, other players’ form.”
Brad Dwyer learned lesson after yellow card
Leeds hooker Brad Dwyer has learned his lesson after being sin binned during their defeat against Warrington (Yorkshire Post).
Dwyer told Yorkshire Post:“It is just about adapting to that. It was a costly error for us and hopefully I’ve learned my lesson. I think across Super League everyone will be learning that lesson pretty quick, with how strict they are being.”
Harry Bowes to get chance to “play against legend”
Wakefield Trinity hooker Harry Bowes will get the chance to play on Friday against St Helens (Wakefield Express).
Head Coach Willie Poching told Wakefield Express: “You have got to start off somewhere, why not start against one of the best our competition has ever had.
“James Roby is still going as good as he ever has. We use the term legend quite loosely at times but he is a Super League legend for what he has done.”
Emotional Brierley living Salford dream after Toronto nightmare
Ryan Brierley has opened up on his Toronto Wolfpack nightmare and says the “horrendous” mismanagement he suffered prompted his desire to become a player agent. (Love Rugby League)
He told Love Rugby League: “The mental stress and seeing your family in tears because of how you’d been treated through sport. How is that right?”
Thursday’s Super League action
There were two matches last night as round three of the Super League kicked off.
Leeds v Catalans: Leeds 4-10 Catalans: Dragons win scrappy encounter- talking points
Wigan v Huddersfield: Wigan 22-12 Huddersfield: Warriors win three from three under Matt Peet- talking points
Saturday’s Super League squads
There are two more games on Saturday, as the Super League action continues into the weekend.
Hull FC v Salford: Hull FC v Salford: Jake Connor returns to face unchanged Red Devils
Toulouse v Warrington: Toulouse v Warrington: Olly Ashall-Bott debut, Wolves without key forward
Former Warrington and Scotland forward Mike Wainwright turns 47 today. (25th February)
Also celebrating; former Wigan forward Chris Tuson (32), former Bradford, Hull and Leigh winger Curtis Naughton (27) and Gold Coast forward David Fifita (22).
Catalans claimed their fifth straight win over Leeds on Thursday night.