RL Today: McNamara wins award & Jamaica’s World Cup ambitions

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Steve McNamara wins Coach of the Month

Catalans Head Coach Steve McNamara wins Super League Coach of the Month for March.

McNamara helped the Dragons to three wins from a possible three games, as they rose to second in the early standings.

Charity night announced for former Great Britain forward

A charity night will be held at Newton Sports Club for former Great Britain forward Ian Potter on 30th April. (St Helens Star).

Potter was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease earlier this year at the age of 63.

Hull winger ready to head to Ukraine

Hull winger Mitieli Vulikijapani has said he would be ready to go to Ukraine with the Army if they ask him to. (Daily Mirror).

He told Daily Mirror: At the moment, I don’t know what will happen. But if they do contact me, I should go back because the Army is the priority. If given the chance to go to do some peacekeeping – if we’re deployed – I’ll help out wherever I can.”

Adrian Lam provides update on possible move for Blake Ferguson

Leigh Centurions Head Coach Adrian Lam has confirmed the club remain interested in bringing Blake Ferguson to Leigh Sports Village. (Love Rugby League)

When asked if there had been any update, Lam told Love Rugby League: “No not as yet. And you know, why wouldn’t we be (interested)?”

TV coverage confirmed for 1895 Cup

The battle to reach Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the 1895 Cup is on – and both semi-finals will be live on Our League on Sunday, May 8. (Love Rugby League).

Following the draw, which was live on BBC Radio Cumbria yesterday morning, the inaugural AB Sundecks 1895 Cup winners Sheffield Eagles will play Whitehaven in a play-off to reach the semi-finals.

Jordan Turner on Jamaica’s ambitions

Jordan Turner says Jamaica are only just getting started in rugby league ahead of their debut in the end of year World Cup. (Love Rugby League)

Turner told Love Rugby League: “It is an exciting year. The World Cup is quite a long way away at the minute and while I’m excited about it, I’m not really focusing on it at the minute.”

Birthdays

Former Wales international John Devereux turns 56 today. (30th March).

Also celebrating; former St Helens and Warrington forward Andy Leathem (45), Rochdale forward Joe Taira (33) and Newcastle full-back Kalyn Ponga (24).

Trivia

Catalans have not lost a game in any competition since their round one defeat against St Helens.

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