Rugby League Today: Purtill on Leigh position, Littler praises Hankinson, Radford takes responsibility

Drew Darbyshire

Check out the latest rugby league news right here.

What’s on site

Leigh could still make the top four after easing past Swinton yesterday. Read our report here

Leigh coach Kieron Purtill says the team can only focus on beating Sheffield next week, with a spot in the Qualifiers now being out of their hands.

Swinton coach Stuart Littler thinks Chris Hankinson has got what it takes to become a starter at Wigan.

Hooker Adam Milner has turned down a move to the NRL to commit his future to Castleford.

Raising concerns shouldn’t be seen as doom mongering, the editor’s latest column is out now.

Who’d be a referee? An opinion piece on refereeing in rugby league is on site now.

If it was up to the system, Hull KR’s Chris Atkin probably would have been lost from rugby league. He is seizing his Super League opportunity.

The integrity of the game has been brought in to question again this week with the visa implications hitting trips to Toronto in The Qualifiers. The latest ‘twitter talk’ is out.

What’s in the papers

Wakefield run riot against shambolic Hull FC to seal top-eight Super League spot, report The Guardian.

Bradford Bulls rebuild to bounce back through rugby league’s ranks, report The Guardian.

Wakefield Trinity 72 Hull FC 10: Super Trin’ thrash Hull to bag 8s spot, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Everything Lee Radford said on embarrassing loss as Hull FC coach takes responsibility, report Hull Daily Mail.

Hull KR’s fringe players to stake Qualifiers claim as Tim Sheens watches trio, report Hull Daily Mail.

Ben Flower backs Wigan to bounce back as Super 8s draw near, report Wigan Today.

Justin Holbrook: Saints win one of toughest he has seen, report St Helens Star.

Wire star Ben Currie’s romantic proposal – she said ‘yes’, report Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

Hats off to Swinton Lions!

A couple of very interesting results yesterday…

Not bad for a League 1 game…

What a step.

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Fulltime – 11.00pm & 12.30am, Sky Sports Arena, presented by Bill Arthur.

Super League Show – 11.15pm, BBC One (North), presented by Will Perry.

The latest Super League Pod is available to download now, in association with Love Rugby League.

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.