Rugby League Today: Hardaker future, Man of Steel awards & bright future for Leeds

Zak Hardaker in action for Wigan

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Andre Savelio signs two-year deal at Hull.

Doncaster secure League 1 play-off final spot in most dramatic circumstances.

Whitehaven fight off other clubs to retain duo.

Toulouse and Featherstone through to fight for promotion to Super League.

Leeds coach Richard Agar pays tribute to departing duo.

What’s in the papers

Zak Hardaker’s Wigan future resolved as talks with rival Super League clubs revealed. (Manchester Evening News)

Mikey Lewis’ exceptional year results in maiden international call-up for Hull KR star. (Hull Daily Mail)

Departing Konrad Hurrell believes Leeds’ future is bright. (The Yorkshire Post)

Sione Mata’utia confident for Grand Final – but still hurting from Catalans Magic comeback. (St Helens Star)

Mark Evans: “Rugby league and union need to talk about their real problems”. (The Guardian)

What’s on social

How good is this!

A champion proposal…

The Steve Prescott Man of Steel award will be announced tonight!

What’s on TV/Radio

Man of Steel Awards – Sky Sports Mix (8:30pm)

Birthdays

York’s new recruit Jamie Ellis turns 32 today (October 4).

Also celebrating; Barrow prop Jake Emmitt (33), Featherstone’s Italian international Dean Parata (30) and Penrith Panthers winger Charlie Staines (21).

Trivia

France international Mark Kheirallah needs two tries to reach 100 for Toulouse.

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