Rugby League Today: Edwards future, Saints sign Naiqama, Purtill appointed Leigh boss

Drew Darbyshire

There has been quite a lot of breaking news in the last 24 hours.

What’s on site

Shaun Wane has revealed that it would be a big challenge for Shaun Edwards to replace him as Wigan coach next season.

With the Denver Test on the horizon, we have picked out six players who could sneak into Wayne Bennett’s England squad for their mid-season Test against New Zealand.

Leeds forwards Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Nathaniel Peteru face lengthy periods on the treatment table.

St Helens have confirmed the signing of Fiji captain Kevin Naiqama from Wests Tigers on a three-year deal from next season.

Kyle Amor is set to return for St Helens on Thursday, while Castleford will welcome back Ben Roberts. The 19-man squads have been announced.

Our latest ‘have your say’ feature is out now. There has been a lot of debate recently surrounding Magic Weekend and its next destination and we want to know what you think.

Wigan legend Shaun Edwards is favourite to take over from Shaun Wane as the club’s head coach, according to Super League sponsors Betfred. The odds are interesting…

The Rugby Football League has confirmed that England Knights will tour Papua New Guinea for a two-game Test series later this year.

Leigh have confirmed the appointment of Kieron Purtill as head coach on a permanent basis.

Warrington back-rower Sitaleki Akauola has received a one-match penalty notice for Grade B dangerous contact. Castleford’s Joe Wardle and Catalans duo Greg Bird and Mikael Simon have been cautioned.

With this year’s Summer Bash just around the corner, we take a look at six of the best Championship players who are yet to feature in Super League. There is some serious talent in this list.

What’s in the papers

Shaun Edwards is set to make a sensational return to rugby league as Wigan boss, claim the Daily Star.

Claims Dylan Napa intentionally broke Korbin Sims’ jaw are ‘totally false’, report The Guardian.

Shaun Wane has offered Wigan help to find the ‘right’ successor, report Wigan Today.

Castleford Tigers’ Alex Foster proving thorn in side of former club Leeds Rhinos, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Wakefield Trinity refuse to be reeled in to Middle 8s says Chris Chester, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds Rhinos’ Stevie Ward takes defiant stance after loss to Castleford Tigers, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Bryson Goodwin to miss Warrington Wolves’ clash against Hull FC, report Warrington Guardian.

Hull FC confirm Josh Griffin and Scott Taylor injuries, report Hull Daily Mail.

Tim Sheens admits Hull KR need marquee talent if club are to progress, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

That is that then.

This is absolutely brilliant and fully deserved.

Isn’t it just great to see how much passion new St Helens signing Kevin Naiqama has?

This is great by the Warriors.

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Show is available on BBC iPlayer, presented by Tanya Arnold.

The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.

The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.

The latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.

The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.