RL Today: Tony Smith interested in Hull job & Chris Thorman to switch clubs

Josh McAllister
Tony Smith Hull KR

Tony Smith interested in Hull job

Former Hull KR and Warrington coach Tony Smith has declared his interest in the vacant Hull job. (Yorkshire Post)

Smith, 55, left the Robins in July after previously announcing 2022 would be his last with the club.

44-year-old Hodgson left Hull by mutual consent on Monday, having failed to finish in the play-offs during his two years in charge.

Chris Thorman to leave Workington

Workington boss Chris Thorman has taken the decision to accept an opportunity at another club and will leave Town at the end of the season.

The club finished the 2022 campaign at the bottom of the Championship table.

Ralph Rimmer hits back at critics

Ralph Rimmer has defended his tenure at the Rugby Football League following the announcement he will leave at the end of this year. (Examiner Live)

He will have served for more than 12 years with the governing body, having joined as chief operating officer in October 2010. 

Leeds dealt major blow

Leeds could be without goal-kicking back-rower Rhyse Martin for their eliminator play-off against Catalans.

The 29-year-old received a one-match ban for a high tackle during the club’s win over Castleford. Leeds have confirmed that they are considering appealing the decision.

Focused French

Bevan French is fully focussed on delivering his best for Wigan amid speculation around his future. (Wigan Today)

He told Wigan Today: “I’ve started to hit a good bit of form, which comes down to me being really relaxed and not really focussing on anything outside of rugby league.

“With two games left to play, you just want to focus on them.”

Super League’s best attendances

Round 27 saw Super League record its best average attendance across the six fixtures.

A total of 69,451 spectators attended a game during the final round of the regular season.

That’s an average attendance of 11,575, the highest of the year.


Wigan full-back Jai Field turns 25 today (September 6).

Also celebrating; Melbourne Storm winger Young Tonumaipea (30), utility Louis Sheriff (30) and former Whitehaven & Workington forward Jake Moore (26).