Rugby League Today: Holbrook happy, Powell left furious, Ford on possible RL switch

Drew Darbyshire

We have reports, reaction and plenty of news stories for you today.

What’s on site

St Helens ran in eight tries to ease past Castleford 40-18 and extend their lead at the top of the Super League table. Read our report here

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said every single one of his players performed well in their win at Castleford.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell’s post-match interview with Sky Sports was short but not so sweet.

Jonny Lomax and Kyle Amor praised St Helens’ defence and determination following their 40-18 win at Castleford.

Winless Swinton have a big month ahead as they look to move off the foot of the Championship table at the Summer Bash says coach Stuart Littler.

New South Wales coach Brad Fittler has confirmed Boyd Cordner will feature in his side to face Queensland.

RFL chairman Brian Barwick has been named chair of the board for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, replacing Nigel Wood.

Sheffield Eagles have announced the signing of Mike Weldon on a one-month trial.

Editor James Gordon has done a column on the intrigue around the Summer Bash match ups.

Leigh Centurions forward Kyle Lovett has linked up with Warrington Town on a one-month loan deal.

Newcastle have announced the signing of scrum-half Remy Marginet until the end of the season.

Stevie Ward will captain Leeds following a year-ending injury to captain Kallum Watkins. The 19-man squads for the Catalans v Leeds game have been announced.

Castleford prop Liam Watts made his 200th Super League appearance last night.

Batley have signed Bradford hooker Reiss Butterworth on a one-month loan.

Veteran forward Martin Aspinwall says he is loving life at Barrow and still has a few years left in the tank – even at the age of 36.

What’s in the papers

Ben Barba inspires leaders St Helens to another victory at Castleford, report The Guardian.

England RU star George Ford admits he’d love to play rugby league one day, claim The Sun.

Daryl Powell spoke for longer in his actual press conference following his short interview on Sky Sports, watch it on Yorkshire Evening Post.

Jack Ormondroyd is ready to answer Leeds’ call, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Wayne Bennett is not leaving Brisbane and definitely not going to Wigan, claim Wigan Today.

Jake Connor discusses ‘surreal’ England hype and heaps praise on new Hull FC star, report Hull Daily Mail.

Nick Scruton opens up on Wigan Warriors Test and his own Hull KR future, report Hull Daily Mail.

Ryan Atkins looks ahead to Warrington’s clash with Hull FC, report Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

Daryl Powell’s full interview on Sky Sports last night…

Tommy Makinson was once a Wiganer!

Ben Barba doesn’t disappoint.

What’s on TV/Radio

SL Highlights: Castleford Tigers v St Helens – 12:30pm, Sky Sports Arena

LIVE SL: Warrington Wolves v Hull FC – 7:30pm, Sky Sports Arena & Main Event

SL Highlights: Warrington Wolves v Hull FC – Midnight, Sky Sports Action

5 Live Rugby League – 7pm, 5 Live Sports Extra, commentary from Dave Woods.

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.