Rugby League Today: McDermott sacked, Furner favourite for Leeds, Vaivai future

Drew Darbyshire

We have 12 new articles on site today.

What’s on site

Leeds have sacked head coach Brian McDermott with immediate effect.

South Sydney Rabbitohs assistant coach David Furner is favourite to take over from Brian McDermott as Leeds coach, according to Sky Bet.

Huddersfield have signed Samoa front-rower Suaia Matagi for the 2019 season.

France star Ben Garcia has signed a new three-year contract with Catalans.

The latest ‘paper talk’ feature is out now. Expect a lot of transfers being done before the Super 8s split!

We have got all of the round-ups from the weekend’s action, including Super League, Championship, League 1 and NRL.

A late try from Mikhailo Troyan ensured that Ukraine remain undefeated at this level after seven matches, fending off a late challenge from Malta to win 34-22. Read the report here

USA and London Skolars winger Ryan Burroughs has joined Barrow Raiders on loan until the end of the season.

The latest ‘five things’ feature is out now. We have picked out the five main talking points of the rugby league weekend.

What’s in the papers

St Helens and Wigan keep up the heat as Catalans edge clear of danger – 7 talking points from the rugby league weekend, report the Mirror.

Leeds delaying plans to replace sacked coach Brian McDermott, report The Guardian.

Leeds looking for new boss after Brian McDermott leaves following seven defeats, report The Sun.

It’s hammer time for Gabe Hamlin, report Wigan Today.

Mike Cooper says Warrington Wolves have momentum for Wigan game, report Warrington Guardian.

Saints injury news on Ben Barba, Tommy Makinson and Ryan Morgan, report St Helens Star.

Carlos Tuimavave confident Hull FC remain on target to achieve their goal, report Hull Daily Mail.

Tim Sheens drops big hint on Junior Vaivai future and talks centre’s form, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

Good turnout at Coventry due to good marketing!

Inspirational message from a young fan.

Did the drop-goal go over or not?!

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Fulltime – 7pm & 8:30pm, Sky Sports Action

Super League Show – 7:10am, BBC Two, presented by Tanya Arnold.

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 latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.

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