RL Today: NRL prop offered to Super League clubs & Leeds continue coach search

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NRL forward offered to Super League clubs

Brisbane Broncos NRL forward Rhys Kennedy has been offered to Super League clubs. (Examiner Live)

Kennedy, 27, has made just one appearance so far this season. He has made 39 appearances for the club so far, scoring twice.

Search for new Leeds coach continues

Leeds have been linked with a number of Australian coaches to vill their vacant role. (Leeds Live)

Chief executive Gary Hetherington previously stated that he will look to Australia to continue the search for the club’s new head coach.

Chris Hill deserves England call-up

Huddersfield forward Chris Hill has been backed for a call-up back to the England squad by his head coach and former international forward Eorl Crabtree.

“Chris Hill has been unbelievable so far, he’s just been ridiculous,” Crabtree told Love Rugby League

“He was getting stick from the fans at first for giving too many penalties away. They thought we should have invested in youth. But you need experience to bring that youth on.

“Hill leads by example. They say once you are over the hill you start to speed up and he seems to be getting better and better each game.”

MORE: Huddersfield coach backs in-form prop Chris Hill for England recall

Challenge Cup semi-finals draw made

The draw for the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup has been made, with holders St Helens set to face Wigan.

In the other semi-finals tie, Huddersfield face Hull KR in a triple-header at Leeds United’s Elland Road. It will also host the Women’s Challenge Cup final.

Brad Takairangi returns

Former NRL centre Brad Takairangi returned to Hull KR and featured in the club’s reserves against Leeds on Friday. It was the 32-year-olds first game since he was stood down by the club earlier in March.

Bevan French: My journey back to the grass

Wigan utility Bevan French spoke to the media following his return to the game last week against Hull in the Super League.

“It was good as it felt like an eternity since I’ve been on the field,” French said. “Well it has been.

“It’s been a long process to get back and I think I was just happy to be out there and get that feeling again, especially at a home game in front of the Wigan crowd.

“It’s quite good to be back with a gritty win, that was the cherry on top.”

Birthdays

Former England international Rangi Chase turns 36 today (April 11).

Also celebrating; Ireland international Lewis Bienek (24) and former Hull KR forward Owen Harrison (23). 

Trivia

Joe Greenwood made his 200th career appearance against Hull on Saturday.

About Josh McAllister 1307 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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