Rugby League Today: Lolohea ready for Leeds return, Austin to return & Edwards on rejecting Wigan
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.
End of an era ?
Bradford played their final ever match at Odsal yesterday in front of 7,541 people as they beat Sheffield. It has been their home for the last 85 years. #rugbyleague pic.twitter.com/lx2YgBBN5L
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) September 2, 2019
The Mirror journalist Gareth Walker had a very busy timeline on Friday night…
Eamonn McManus column from tonight’s #SLStHCas programme has some strong stuff in it pic.twitter.com/Hb9b2CqjQR
— Gareth Walker (@garethwalker) August 30, 2019
Brilliant use of the open sewer form Warrington.
? @Darylclark9 – 35.82 km/h
??♂️ https://t.co/UIzrNjFxQu pic.twitter.com/TTcLuSY9Wu
— Warrington Wolves (@WarringtonRLFC) September 3, 2019
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
BBC Radio 5 Live Rugby League podcast
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?