RL Today: Lino linked with Wakefield, Hull release quartet & Michael’s journey to Super League

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

An emotional Paul McShane says he wants to earn representative honours with England after scooping the 2020 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award.

Leeds centre Harry Newman was honoured to be named Super League’s Young Player of the Year for 2020 – and is determined to return from injury even stronger next season.

Bradford are edging closer to a return to Odsal as they finalise their bid to take the 12th spot in Super League for 2021.

Sky Sports boxing pundit Johnny Nelson believes Wigan are going to beat St Helens in Friday’s Super League Grand Final.

Warrington have signed prop Rob Butler from London on a two-year contract.

What’s in the papers

Newcastle Knights playmaker Mason Lino to join Wakefield on three-year deal, reports Newcastle Herald.

Hull FC release four players as planning begins for 2021 Super League season, reports Hull Live.

Grand Final update on James Graham and Alex Walmsley; Ben Flower out, reports St Helens Star.

From washing windows to a Super League debut: How Ronan Michael became a Giant, reports Irish Examiner.

Leeds boss Richard Agar hails form of recruits and young players, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

Castleford have signed Lewis Bienek from Hull.

Newcastle Thunder have signed young forward Nathan Wilde from Wigan.

Jordan Lane and Jude Ferreira have committed their futures to Hull.

What’s on TV/Radio

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #14 – Grand Final preview, Sean O’Loughlin & more.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Former Great Britain, Ireland and Warrington outside back Mark Forster turns 56 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Great Britain international Paul Johnson (42), Leeds centre Liam Sutcliffe (26) and Wigan forward Joe Shorrocks (21).

Trivia

Wigan have won the Super League Grand Final five times, while St Helens have won it six times.

Listen to The Final Hooter podcast, featuring exclusive interviews, every week. SUBSCRIBE to Love Rugby League on Apple Podcasts.

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