Rugby League Today: McDermott satisfied, Holbrook disappointed, USA star to Championship
We have got all of the latest news in the rugby league world for you today.
What’s on site
We were at the Totally Wicked Stadium for last night’s Super League clash between St Helens and Leeds Rhinos. We have all the details right here…
Leeds coach Brian McDermott thinks his sides performance was average as they became the first team to beat St Helens this season.
St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said too many individuals had poor games in their first defeat of the season against Leeds.
Toronto Wolfpack outside-back Jake Butler-Fleming has joined his fourth club in as many months.
Sheffield Eagles have signed USA star Corey Makelim with immediate effect.
Halifax coach Richard Marshall says running a reserve team is helping their progress with competition for places fierce.
What’s in the papers
Huddersfield star Danny Brough has urged team-mates to speak up to save their season, report the Daily Star.
Welsh rugby league has a remarkable past – and a promising future, according to Gavin Willacy of The Guardian.
Ash Handley grabs two tries as Leeds end St Helens’ winning start, report The Guardian.
Jon Wilkin has revealed he was once concussed so badly he thought he was going to miss an A-level exam, even though he was 24-years-old, claim The Sun.
Shaun Wane says he won’t be calling Joel Tomkins back into his squad to face Castleford on Sunday, claim Wigan Today.
What’s on social
Tom Briscoe says he was pleased for Leeds to take the spoils last night!
Briscoe happy to cap century with a win: https://t.co/l6nr0vfYyl via @YouTube
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) March 16, 2018
Not a bad record for Ash Handley…
5 games, 10 tries – @Ahandley16 loves playing Saints!
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— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) March 16, 2018
Jesse Sene-Lefao wants to stay at Castleford, but is waiting for a new contract offer…
? We think– WE THINK that Jesse Sene-Lefao would like to stay at @CTRLFC
The Smiling Assassin gets quizzed by @Jybees & @Oli_Holmes about his future
? WATCH this week's Six till Eight Debate in full by using the link ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/3O1VApWHji
— Proper Sport (@ProperSport) March 15, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
Betfred Super League: Huddersfield Giants v Hull Kingston Rovers Highlights – 12.30pm, Sky Sports Arena
Betfred Super League: St Helens v Leeds Rhinos Highlights – 12.45pm, Sky Sports Arena
Live Betfred Super League: Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves – 4.55pm, Sky Sports Action
Betfred Super League: St Helens v Leeds Rhinos Highlights – 7.00pm, Sky Sports Action
Betfred Super League: Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves Highlights – 11.25pm, Sky Sports Action; 1am, Sky Sports Arena
Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth round coverage – 2.00pm, BBC Sport website
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