RL Today: Steve McNamara denies Leeds interest & Matty Lees attracts NRL attention

Steve McNamara

Steve McNamara denies interest in Leeds job

Catalans head coach Steve McNamara has denied interest in Leeds’ vacant head coach role. (Leeds Live)

Leeds remain without a permanent head coach. Jamie Jones-Buchanan is currently the interim-boss at the club.

Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington says he will also travel to Australia to continue the search for the club’s new head coach.

Matty Lees attracts NRL attention

Gold Coast Titans are reportedly interested in St Helens forward Matty Lees. (Wide World of Sports)

Titans are believed to be leading the way, with several clubs interested in the 24-year-old.

Iain Thornley hoping for Wigan success

Iain Thornley is hoping Wigan can make their 150th anniversary year a successful one on the field for the fans. (Wigan Today)

Thornley, 30, returned to action for the club’s reserves after sustaining an injury in the opening game against Hull KR.

He told Wigan Today: “It’s a massive year for the club and we’ve had a good start. But we have to keep grounded and keep working because even teams who are lower in the league can bite you on the backside. Hopefully we can have a good year, especially for that 150th anniversary.”

Super League attendances

Super League round seven saw an average attendance of 8,169 across the six fixtures.

A total of 49,016 spectators attended a game of Super League during the seventh round of the competition.

Midlands Hurricanes enjoy first game at new home

Midlands Hurricanes hosted Swinton in their first home match of 2022.

It ended in defeat for Richard Squires’ side, but a moment in history for the club.

Super League table

Here’s how the Super League table looks after seven rounds of action!

Birthdays

Catalans captain Benjamin Garcia celebrates his 29th birthday today (April 5).

Also celebrating; Former NRL outside-back Brad Tighe (38), Batley hooker Alistair Leak (30), Fiji and Penrith back-rower Viliame Kikau (27),

Trivia

Kris Welham recently celebrated his 350th career appearance!

About Josh McAllister 1321 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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