What’s on site
Justin Holbrook is moving closer to the Gold Coast Titans job, according to reports Down Under.
Warrington’s preparations for their game at Catalans on Saturday have been hit by travellers setting up camp at Palau, their planned training base.
Hull KR have boosted their squad for the run-in with two signings from city rivals Hull FC – Jez Litten and Dean Hadley.
Kallum Watkins made his NRL bow at the weekend – check out how he and the other Englishmen plying their trade Down Under got on.
Warrington coach Steve Price has backed Blake Austin’s controversial England call-up.
What’s on social
This would make a cracking back page headline.
Assured this rumour is – now how was it put? – “absolute complete bollocks”. https://t.co/K9MEaQmtQw
— Phil Wilkinson (@PWilkinsonWIG) July 29, 2019
If anyone is doubting the growth of women’s rugby league, just take a look at these 2 photos taken just a year apart!
We thought 2018 was insane…just look at us in 2019!
— Danika Priim (@DanikaPriim) July 29, 2019
Preach number 2.
Well Stone Me!!
How goods this weekend been for #RugbyLeague in the UK??
Leeds Womens?? Sick Game
Warrington?? Epic Game
Saints?? Awesome Game
Sheffield?? Outstanding Game
Widnes?? Incredible Game
•Some new faces at the RFL
•High quality signings in SL
?FUTURE IS BRIGHT?
— Ashton Sims (@ashtonsims26) July 28, 2019
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) July 29, 2019
What’s in the papers
Rugby league can be at the forefront of the growth of women’s sport, says Leeds chief Gary Hetherington in the Yorkshire Post.
Chris Thorman says he is interested in linking up with Tony Smith as assistant at Hull KR, reports Hull Live. He is currently head coach at Workington on a short-term deal.
Great Britain, Wigan and dual-code legend Jason Robinson turns 45 today.
Also celebrating: Australia and Queensland legend Allan Langer (53); former Halifax and Rochdale full-back Miles Greenwood (32); ex-Australia & Queensland representative Matthew Scott (34); tough hooker/back-rower Shane Millard (44); Castleford forward Junior Moors (33)
Shane Millard once completed a match for Widnes with a fragment of tooth embedded in his head after a head clash in the first half with Castleford’s Dean Ripley.