What’s on site
Mose Masoe’s emotional interview reveals that his girls keep asking when he’s getting back to normal, following the horrific injury he suffered earlier this year.
The big news of yesterday was Tim Sheens’ shock resignation as Widnes coach, with no further reason given by the club for the Australian’s departure.
Former St Helens forward Sia Soliola has signed a new deal with Canberra Raiders.
Super League has confirmed the schedule for upcoming games.
Wigan have cancelled training following positive coronavirus tests – they are due to play Warrington this Friday.
What’s on social
*sets reminder for October 8, 2021
October 2, 2018 – Francis Cummins departs as Widnes coach
October 4, 2019 – Kieron Purtill resigns as Widnes coach
October 6, 2020 – Tim Sheens resigns as Widnes coach
Bring back Denis, all is forgiven. https://t.co/NmiY7zp8fX
— James Gordon (@jdgsport) October 6, 2020
— Sky Sports Rugby League (@SkySportsRL) October 6, 2020
Good to see these heroes get the credit they deserve, even if it’s far too late.
Clive Sullivan was the first black person to captain a British professional sports side, leading Great Britain to the rugby league world cup in 1972. He never got the recognition he deserved back home.
— BBC Wales 🏴 (@BBCWales) October 6, 2020
What’s in the papers
Castleford MP Yvette Cooper has launched a petition to garner support for proper funding for rugby league, after a grant was signed off for National League football. So far, rugby league’s only support has come in the shape of a £16m loan. Cooper said: “I’m going to be presenting the petition to Parliament and to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Rugby league is too important to our towns.”
Melbourne’s Brandon Smith has caused a storm Down Under for pinching a lollipop from a kid. Yes, you read that right. Here it is in The Sun.
Ben Murdoch-Masila is to miss Warrington’s game against Wigan through injury, reports the Warrington Guardian, and could miss their following game with Leeds too.
Young Hull centre Cameron Scott turns 21 today (October 7).
Also celebrating: Ex-Leeds forward Trent Merrin (31); York-bound Ryan Atkins (35); ex-Huddersfield forward Ryan Hinchcliffe (36); prolific former London Bronco Tony Martin (42).
What’s on TV/radio
4pm – Rugby AM – FreeSports
Tim Sheens was in charge of Widnes for just seven games – winning five.