Rugby League Today: Lolohea ready for Leeds return, Austin to return & Edwards on rejecting Wigan

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

We have wrapped up the latest news in rugby league over the last 24 hours.

What’s on site

There has been a lot of debater since Wayne Bennett revealed the first ever Great Britain Elite Performance Squad, but we ask you who should and should not be in the side?

The Super League Team of the Week from Round 27 has been revealed. Seven different clubs are represented this week.

Our weekly quizzes are back and are proving to be a hit. Can you name the 22 clubs that have played in Super League?

The ever popular French round-up is out now thanks to Love Rugby League partners Treize Mondial. Former Wigan prop Eddy Pettybourne is back in France, while Lucas Albert wants to stay at Catalans.

Deputy editor Drew Darbyshire has penned his thoughts on the highs and lows in rugby league over the last seven days. St Helens feature heavily in this week’s “the good, the bad and the ugly“.

The latest fan mail is out now. Elizabeth Clarke wants to see players penalised for backchat and complaining to the officials as well as seeing correct play-the-balls.

What’s in the papers

Tui Lolohea primed for Headingley return with in-form Salford Red Devils. He told the Mirror: “If we can continue like this, there’s a genuine chance we could make the Grand Final.”

There is an interesting piece with Shaun Edwards in The Guardian. He says he decided not to take the role of head coach at Wigan because he questioned his experience for the job. However, he said: “I think they will win the Super League again this year.”

There is a feature piece in the Yorkshire Post on how Matt Frawley’s return has lifted Huddersfield. Frawley said: “It’s been an up and down season for the whole team and myself personally.”

Wigan are hoping to fend off interest from the NRL to land one of England’s most promising young forwards, report Wigan Today.

Blake Austin could make his return to action for Warrington when they take on Wakefield this Friday, report Warrington Guardian.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell says it will be an “incredible effort” if the Tigers qualify for the Super League play-offs. He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “We feel we are capable of doing that, but it comes down to one game really.”

What’s on social

Sad times for Bradford.

The Mirror journalist Gareth Walker had a very busy timeline on Friday night…

Brilliant use of the open sewer form Warrington.

What’s on TV/Radio

The Super League Show is available to watch on demand right now.

The following podcasts are available to download now:

The Final Hooter – Love Rugby League

Love Rugby League Weekly

Betfred: The In Touch Show

BBC Radio 5 Live Rugby League podcast

Forty20 Rugby League podcast

Rugby League Back Chat

Rugby League Digest

Total Rugby League Show


St Helens are set to break a record for the biggest title winning gap since the Rugby Football League’s birth in 1895.

The current record stands at 15 points, which is held by Wigan when they won Division One in the 1986/87 season. Leigh did the same in the Championship in 2014.

St Helens are currently ahead of second-placed Warrington by 16 points.

More on site

Have your say: Who should and should not be in the Great Britain squad?

Wakefield duo ruled out for the rest of season

Super League Team of the Week: Round 27

Team news: Castleford v Hull FC (Thurs)

Quiz: Can you name the 22 clubs that have played in Super League?