RL Today: McShane Man of Steel, trio extend Warrington stay & Ellis retires

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Paper Talk: Albert Kelly’s new club, Grand Final excitement & Wakefield linked with Samoa star.

Fiji captain Kevin Naiqama is living the dream as he prepares to play in a Grand Final for the second year in a row.

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf is aiming to ensure the contribution of Zeb Taia is not overshadowed by that of James Graham when the pair hang up their boots on Friday.

York are hoping some divine intervention and a letter of support from former director general of the BBC Greg Dyke will help get them over the line in their bid to join Super League in 2021.

Newcastle Thunder have signed utility back Calum Turner from Castleford for the 2021 season.

What’s in the papers

Castleford hooker Paul McShane wins Steve Prescott Man of Steel, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Gareth Ellis ready for the next chapter with Hull after retiring from playing, from Hull Live.

New contracts for Warrington trio, reports Warrington Guardian.

Fans can return to sports stadiums when lockdown ends, reports Leigh Journal.

Wigan boss Adrian Lam is Super League’s Coach of the Year, reports Wigan Today.

What’s on social

Paul McShane is the 2020 Steve Prescott Man of Steel.

Harry Newman is the 2020 Young Player of the Year.

Adrian Lam is the 2020 Coach of the Year.

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

Salford, Widnes, Halifax and Workington player Lokeni Savelio turns 51 today.

Also celebrating; Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin (38), Ottawa Aces full-back Olly Ashall-Bott (23) and Parramatta Eels winger Michael Oldfield (30).

Trivia

Retiring Hull veteran Gareth Ellis made 477 career appearances including 33 for Great Britain and England.

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