Rugby League Today: Burgess return talk, contenders for Huddersfield job

What’s on site

Luke Robinson’s first game in interim charge of Huddersfield saw a resounding 29-6 win over struggling Wakefield.

We’ve had a look at six contenders for the Giants job vacated by Simon Woolford this week, including Robinson, who must have done his chances no harm with that first performance.

Hull KR full-back Will Dagger has signed a new deal for 2021.

Two positive coronavirus cases have been reported by Super League this week, but they have not impacted on any of the five games going ahead this weekend.

Fans can return to games at the end of September, though limited to just 1,000.

Wigan have confirmed the signing of prop Brad Singleton from Toronto.

What’s on social

Hail Sezer.

Looks like a cracking venue for some Championship (and World Cup) rugby league next season.

Must be worrying for those affected.

What’s in the papers

Sam Burgess is considering a shock return to the NRL, according to Fox. He said: “I’d be lying if I said it hadn’t crossed my mind. I’ve been back in the bubble training and the body feels good but it’s just a dream at the moment.”

The NRL Grand Final is set to be played in front of a crowd of 40,000, after coronavirus restrictions were relaxed, reports The Guardian.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam says the Challenge Cup is special and they are keen to end their six year wait for yet more glory in the competition, reports Wigan Today..

Birthdays

Blake Green, who has played for nine clubs across the NRL and Super League, turns 34 today (September 18).

Also celebrating: Catalans coach Steve McNamara (49); York forward Danny Washbrook (35); Leigh forward Nathan Mason (27); Micky Higham (40)

What’s on TV/radio

9am – North Queensland v Penrith – Watch NRL

11am – Parramatta v Brisbane – Watch NRL

6pm – Catalans v Salford – Sky Sports Arena

8.15pm – Leeds v Hull KR – Sky Sports Arena

Trivia

During his playing career, Luke Robinson scored more tries against Wakefield (10) than he did against any other club.

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