Rugby League Today: No Bulls inquiry, Holmes returns & Gildart talks diet

What’s on site

Although there are strong hints Wayne Bennett will remain as England coach, we’ve had a look at six coaches that could succeed him.

London are the early favourites to finish top of the Championship in 2020, with competition sponsors Betfred.

Oliver Gildart is the latest guest on our Rugby League Diet feature, where we take a closer look at what fuels professional players.

International rugby league chief Nigel Wood says a plan is needed to improve Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France, but that the nations themselves must take responsibility.

An in-depth insight in to a rugby league club in France, as we catch up with Frederic Camel of Carcassonne.

What’s on social

Not sure how to feel about this.

Have you been tempted to put your Christmas tree up this weekend?This picture from Lisa James was one of our favourites from last year and now we're excited to see your 2019 trees ???

Posted by Warrington Guardian on Sunday, November 24, 2019

Not bad.

Just going to leave this here.

Better in the game than out.

What’s in the papers

RFL chief Ralph Rimmer has brushed off calls for an independent inquiry in to events at Bradford, after his predecessor Nigel Wood was involved in a recent takeover, reports the Telegraph & Argus.

Valentine Holmes has returned to the NRL with Cronulla Sharks, signing a mega six-year deal having secured a release from NFL’s New York Jets.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall has spoken to Hull Live after arriving at Hull KR for pre-season training, although he is still a fortnight away from fitness.

Birthdays

Leeds’ England international Liam Sutcliffe turns 25 today (November 25).

Also celebrating: Wigan youngster Joe Shorrocks (20); Samoa international Isaak Ah Mau (37); former Great Britain and Wigan centre Paul Johnson (41); ex-Warrington winger Mark Forster (55); Bradford coach John Kear (65)

Trivia

John Kear has managed three different national sides – France (1997), England (2000) and Wales (2014-current)

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