RL Today: St Helens youngster on the move & John Kear linked with Widnes

Josh Simm St Helens

St Helens youngster on the move

21-year old St Helens outside-back Josh Simm is set to leave the club at the end of the season. (Examiner Live)

Rugby League Live has reported that Simm has been offered to clubs after not being offered a new deal by the champions at this stage.

John Kear linked with Widnes job

John Kear is thought to be in the running for the vacant Widnes role. (Examiner Live)

The Wales boss departed Bradford at the end of April by mutual consent, while Simon Finnigan left Widnes that same day.

Widnes recently fell to a 31-6 defeat to the Bulls in the Championship on Thursday.

Duo linked with return to England

Junior Sa’u and Eddy Pettybourne have been linked with a move back to England. (Examiner Live)

League 1 club Keighley Cougars are understood to be the team considering a move for the pair for the remainder of the 2022 campaign.

Chris Hill injury

Huddersfield forward Chris Hill will be sidelined for up to 10 weeks following his injury in the Challenge Cup final last Saturday. (Yorkshire Post)

The 34-year-old left the field during the first half of the clash at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. However, Ian Watson revealed that the injury is better than originally feared.

Blake Austin contract latest

Blake Austin is set to remain at Leeds Rhinos for the 2023 Super League season. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Chief executive Gary Hetherington told Yorkshire Evening Post: “His arrangement, as I understand it, provided for two years, but there was an option for either party to come out of it.

“Neither party has done that so it stays as it was.”

Daniel Alvaro backing Toulouse to avoid relegation

Toulouse forward Daniel Alvaro is backing his side to avoid relegation from Super League.

“I’ve been enjoying it,” Alvaro told Love Rugby League. “Toulouse is a really good club. The boys are really good and the staff are really good. Toulouse is a great city, so I’ve been loving it so far. 

Birthdays

Former Scotland international and with more than 300 career appearances, Mick Nanyn turns 40 today (June 3).

Also celebrating; Former Australia international and Canterbury Bulldogs coach Dean Pay (53), Keighley hooker Kyle Kesik (33), half-back Gareth Moore (33) and Widnes captain Jack Owens (28).

Trivia

Workington Town claimed their first win of the Championship campaign on Thursday. They defeated London Broncos 32-18 live on Premier Sports at Derwent Park.

About Josh McAllister 1518 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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