RL Today: Queensland legends return & Challenge Cup attendances

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Queensland coaching team

Billy Slater adds legendary pair to Queensland coaching setup

Queensland Rugby League have announced Johnathan Thurston and Cameron Smith will join the coaching setup for the 2022 State of Origin. (Queensland Rugby League).

The pair will join Head Coach Billy Slater at Queensland.

Bradford & Barrow rearrange postponed fixture

Bradford Bulls have announced their Championship clash has been rescheduled for 10th April.

The clash was due to take place in February, but was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Sean O’Loughlin enjoying new role at Wigan

Wigan assistant coach Sean O’Loughlin is enjoying working as an assistant under Matt Peet at Wigan. (Wigan Today).

O’Loughlin told Wigan Today:  “I’m really enjoying it, we’ve got a great bunch of lads at the club who are always willing to learn, willing to listen, and willing to ask questions, which is great as a coach because it gives you opportunities to have an impact on them.”

Lachlan Coote nearing Hull KR return

Hull KR full-back Lachlan Coote should return for Hull KR’s next game against Warrington. (Hull Live).

Head Coach Tony Smith told Hull Live: “I think Lachlan should be back for next (this) week. I’m hoping Daggs (Will Dagger) is OK, fingers crossed.

“At a push, we could have played Lachlan. He wanted to play but I’m being the cautious one this time and giving him another week because I want him there for a bit longer.”

Time to re-ignite the magic of the Challenge Cup?

Our own Josh McAllister asks the question whether or not Super League sides should enter the Challenge Cup at an earlier stage.

He cites the attendance figures at the Championship clubs (Barrow and Whitehaven), compared to their Super League counterparts.

Read more here: It’s time to reignite the magic of the Challenge Cup

Charlie Emslie: The Barrow Raiders forward with a World Cup goal

Charlie Emslie is hoping to represent Scotland at this year’s Rugby League World Cup in England. (Love Rugby League).

Emslie told Love Rugby League: “After making my debut last October against Jamaica, and knowing that the World Cup was coming later this year, that was the goal that I set myself at the start of this season.”


Former Leeds forward Kyle Leuluai turns 44 today. (29th March)

Also celebrating; former Wigan and England rugby union international Chris Ashton (35), Warrington centre Greg Minikin (27) & Featherstone full-back Brandon Pickersgill (25).


There are 200 days to go until the World Cup.

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