Rugby League Today: Percival’s emotional story, Benji retires & latest on Hardaker future

Mark Percival in action for St Helens
Mark Percival in action for St Helens

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Wigan confirm their new coaching team.

Shaun Wane excited for new challenge upon Wigan return.

Wigan role “what dreams are made of” says Lee Briers.

New Wigan coach Matt Peet outlines his vision and intentions.

Hull KR forward George Lawler heads to Super League rivals.

What’s in the papers

Mark Percival details dad’s cancer battle spurring him towards Grand Final glory. (Mirror)

Emotional Benji Marshall confirms retirement from NRL. (The Guardian)

Wigan chief reveals Zak Hardaker concerns. (Wigan Today)

Manu Ma’u determined to prove Hull point after penning new deal. (Hull Daily Mail)

James Maloney eager to repay Catalans’ faith in historic Super League Grand Final. (Mirror)

What’s on social

Warrington have confirmed the signing of prop Joe Bullock from Wigan.

One of the greatest.

The Tongan Terminator is staying at Hull in 2022!

What’s on TV/Radio

BBC 5 Live Rugby League Podcast – Super League Grand Final preview.

Birthdays

Former Fiji, Australia and Huddersfield winger Akuila Uate turns 34 today (October 6).

Also celebrating; former Hull forward Mike Burnett (33) and Barrow’s new recruit Ellis Gillam (24).

Trivia

New Wigan boss Matt Peet is now the youngest coach in Super League at 37.

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