Rugby League Today: Betts leaves England, PNG to Wales, Hearn exclusive

Drew Darbyshire

There are quite a few hot topics to talk about right now.

 What’s on site

St Helens is one of 179 employers ‘named and shamed’ by the government for underpaying minimum wage workers.

Widnes coach Denis Betts has left his role as England assistant coach.

Widnes pair Stanton Albert and Brad Walker have joined League 1 side North Wales Crusaders on loan. From Papua New Guinea to Wales for Stanton Albert! Expansion eh…

St Helens secured a comfortable win over Warrington Wolves last night. We have all the details right here.

Justin Holbrook said he is really happy with Saints’ start to the season and was full of praise for three players in particular.

Warrington coach Steve Price has called on improvements to be made from the Wolves following their home defeat to St Helens.

What’s in the papers

Ross Heppenstall was the first member of the media to get an exclusive interview with Matchroom Sport supremo Eddie Hearn. Hearn told the Daily Express that he could transform the sport. Interesting, very interesting…

Gareth Walker has done a nice feature for The Mirror. St Helens thought they had signed three Welsh rugby union legends as Gareth Edwards admits: ‘We’d have been banished to hell’ as revealed in new documentary.

Danny Brough booted Huddersfield to their first away win since last August with a top show, report the Daily Star.

Mark Percival’s three tries drive unbeaten St Helens past Warrington, report The Guardian.

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has challenged Romain Navarrete to seize his chance when he makes his first appearance of the season, claim Wigan Today.

What’s on social

It’s pretty strange seeing some of the Super League coaches back in their playing days!

Warrington youngster Harvey Livett on last night’s loss to St Helens…

Talk about pressure…

What’s on TV/Radio

Live Betfred Super League: Catalans Dragons v Hull KR – 4.55pm, Sky Sports Arena

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