Rugby League Today: Radford apologises after cup card shocker, Maguire takes on England, Greenwood future

Drew Darbyshire

What’s on site

It was an eventful evening in the Challenge Cup as Hull finished with nine men while beating Featherstone, for which Lee Radford apologised after the game.

Warrington prop Mike Cooper has signed a contract extension with the Wolves until the end of the 2020 season.

Penrith star James Tamou has confirmed that he would be open to returning to the New Zealand Maori side.

New Zealand Rugby League have confirmed that Michael Maguire has been appointed to lead the Kiwis as head coach.

We have decided to take a look at Joe Greenwood’s potential next moves.

Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton will go in hospital for major heart surgery next week and will be out of action for a while.

Our latest ‘stat attack’ feature is here. Widnes and Leeds conceded the least penalties in round 14 of Super League but went on to lose.

Sheffield have released prop Daniel Igbinedion from his contract by mutual consent.

The latest expansionist blog has arrived and it is on West Wales Raiders.

We have got more 19-man squads for the Challenge Cup ties, including Leigh v Salford, Widnes v Leeds and Castleford v St Helens.

Sheffield have signed half-back Thibault Franck on a one-month loan deal from Hull KR.

We have taken a look at five things we should look forward to this weekend.

What’s in the papers

Gareth Walker’s scouting report for the Mirror is back. Meet Jordan Lane – The poker-faced Hull FC youngster Lee Radford is using as an example to senior players.

Featherstone ace Luke Briscoe targets place in rugby league history, report The Sun.

Liam Farrell’s latest column for Wigan Today is out. He says New Zealand being coached by Michael Maguire is a scary prospect.

The world’s first learning disability rugby league game to take place at half time of Challenge Cup clash, report Warrington Guardian.

Harrison Hansen is backing Kieron Purtill for Leigh’s top job, report Leigh Journal.

Justin Holbrook says if St Helens are honest and accountable then they will get their rewards, report St Helens Star.

Lee Radford’s strong words sum up Hull FC’s desire to win Challenge Cup again, report Hull Daily Mail.

Hull KR’s Maurice Blair has no plans to retire as he talks winning a new contract, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

Let’s hope something can get sorted…

Great news for Warrington fans!

What a game.

What’s on TV/Radio

Challenge Cup: Featherstone Rovers v Hull FC Highlights – 10.30am, Sky Sports Action

LIVE CC: Leigh Centurions v Salford Red Devils – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Arena

Challenge Cup: Leigh Centurions v Salford Red Devils Highlights – Midnight, Sky Sports Arena

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