Rugby League Today: Monday night Championship, Wood departs & Naiqama on St Helens exit

Kevin Naiqama celebrates his try for St Helens
Kevin Naiqama of St Helens celebrates his try against Leeds last week

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Rugby League Gossip: Bottom three at risk of relegation from Super League.

Championship set for Monday night TV slot.

Ireland boss Stuart Littler is back in club coaching.

England trio ruled out of France test.

St Helens saved my career, admits Lachlan Coote.

What’s in the papers

Why Joe Biullock thinks he can go to another level at Warrington. (Warrington Guardian)

Sam Tomkins happy to stay under the radar in Perpignan ahead of Grand Final showdown. (Mirror)

Wigan ace Jake Bibby backing Catalans Dragons in Grand Final. (Manchester Evening News)

“Unforgettable times” at St Helens for Kevin Naiqama. (St Helens Reporter)

Catalans’ journey from Super League holiday resort to game-changing force. (The Guardian)

What’s on social

There are still tickets left for the Grand Final. Get yours now!

Wakefield have confirmed the departure of hooker Kyle Wood ahead of his expected move to Halifax.

Louis senior has signed a new deal with Huddersfield!

What’s on TV/Radio

BBC 5 Live Rugby League Podcast โ€“ Super League Grand Final preview.

Out Of Your League – Part One with Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Part Two with Jerome Guisset.

Birthdays

Former Wakefield, Castleford and Bradford prop Adam Watene would have turned 44 today (October 7).

Other birthdays: ex-Huddersfield forward Ryan Hinchcliffe (37), former Warrington favourite Ryan Atkins (36), ex-Leeds captain Trent Merrin (32), Featherstone forward Callum Field (24) and Hull centre Cameron Scott (22).

Trivia

Catalans Dragons coach Steve McNamaraย has one Super League Grand Final appearance to his name, having played at loose forward in Bradford Bulls’ 8-6 defeat to St Helens in 1999.

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