Rugby League Today: Ins and outs for Salford, new Carr for Leeds & Wilkin predicts horror

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What’s on site

When you think you’ve seen it all, a club’s head coach joins another as assistant coach and is going to combine the roles. Featherstone’s Ryan Carr has joined the backroom staff at Leeds.

Busy week of news at Castleford, they have brought in NRL winger Sosaia Feki for next season, following hot on the heels of the signing of Derrell Olpherts from Salford.

Thursday morning can mean only one thing, live NRL in the office. Have a read through Zach Holland’s preview of this weekend’s games.

The latest Off the Record gossip column is live on the site, including another blow to print coverage of rugby league and a returning player.

Tonight’s live TV game sees Salford take on Huddersfield, as the Giants desperately seek a win to get them out of the relegation mire. Read the preview.

What’s on social

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What’s in the papers

Jon Wilkin says we will look back in horror in years to come at what rugby players put themselves through today, and has called for more research on head injuries, reports the Telegraph.

Ian Watson has backed his departing Salford players to give their all for the rest of the season, after seeing two players confirm their exits to Castleford this week, reports The Mirror.

Weller Hauraki tells Hull Live that Hull KR will be treating their trip to Wigan on Friday like a Grand Final, as they look to ease their relegation concerns.

Birthdays

Well-travelled, Twitter mischief maker Dane Chisholm, currently of Featherstone, turns 29 today.

Also celebrating: Dewsbury’s Jode Sheriffe (33); former New Zealand, Samoa and Exiles prop Jeff Lima (37); France international Lucas Albert (21).

What’s on TV/radio

10.50am – Live NRL: St George-Illawarra v Melbourne – Sky Sports Arena

5pm – Rugby League Back Chat – FreeSports

7pm – Live Super League: Salford v Huddersfield – Sky Sports Arena

Trivia

Salford coach Ian Watson holds the record for most caps for Wales, with 30 – something he currently shares with Rhys Williams and Jordan James.