Rugby League Today: Lenagan hails structure change, duo extend Saints deals, White on Widnes mood

Drew Darbyshire

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What’s on site

The latest team of the week has been announced. There are three players each from Wigan, St Helens and Castleford in the team of the week.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook was happy to clinch the League Leaders’ Shield last weekend but insists their main priority is reaching the Grand Final.

Rugby league is growing in South Wales as Welsh community clubs have voted to increase the number of junior age categories in 2019.

Widnes hooker Lloyd White says the team remain upbeat ahead of their last chance saloon against Toronto.

London star Eloi Pelissier and Newcastle playmaker Remy Marginet have been named in Spain’s squad for the 2021 World Cup qualifiers. Russia and Serbia have also announced their squads.

Boyd Cordner said he would more than happy for Greg Inglis to be Australia captain for their two Test matches this autumn.

Norway overturned their negative eight points difference with a stunning second half performance to outgun favourites Germany in Porsgrunn. Read the report here

The latest ‘off the record’ feature is out now. Which NRL forward are Leeds linked with? Which Widnes star are St Helens looking at? Where will Danny Walker be at next year? Find out more in Ray Mour’s gossip column.

Luke Gale could return for Castleford on Friday, while Wakefield will welcome back Ben Jones-Bishop and Danny Kirmond. The 19-man squads have been announced.

Promising duo Aaron Smith and Josh Eaves have both signed one-year contract extensions with St Helens.

Sika Manu is set to lead Tonga in their upcoming Test against Australia, with a total of five Super League players being named in the squad.

The Million Pound Game will be played on Sunday, October 7 (7pm BST) and shown live on Sky Sports.

What’s in the papers

Ian Lenagan explains how structure change will improve Super League, report Wigan Today.

Five back in the mix for Warrington against St Helens, report Warrington Guardian.

Justin Holbrook Q&A: Adaptable Morgan Knowles, James Bentley’s chance, finding 17 and Wire challenge, report St Helens Star.

Bureta Faraimo hails Hull FC fans and talks wife playing for club’s Ladies side, report Hull Daily Mail.

Danny McGuire and Mose Masoe to give Hull KR boost in Toulouse, report Hull Daily Mail.

Grand Final double could be on cards for Castleford ace Paul McShane, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Wakefield face anxious wait for injured winger Tom Johnstone, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Hunslet fan Lewis Reed calls time on semi-professional career, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

It is good to see more live streaming!

Tom Davies is hoping to reach Old Trafford this year…

A nice touch.

Throwback Thursday…

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Golden Point – 7.00pm, Sky Sports Arena, presented by Brian Carney.

LIVE SUPER 8s: Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Arena

Super 8s Highlights: Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors Highlights- 1.30am, Sky Sports Arena

5 Live Rugby League – 7.00pm, 5 Live Sports Extra, commentary from Dave Woods.

The latest Super League Pod is available to download now, in association with Love Rugby League.

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