Rugby League Today: Purtill on Leigh situation, Aston wants Sheffield home, Lam linked with Wigan

Drew Darbyshire

We have got the reports, reaction and speculation for you today.

 What’s on site

Leigh defeated Sheffield thanks to a strong second half display, but it wasn’t enough for them to make the Qualifiers. Read our report here

Leigh coach Kieron Purtill admitted that it has been a tough week for the club but is confident that it will come back stronger.

Sheffield coach Mark Aston is confident the Eagles will win their battle to get the Olympic Legacy Park as their home on a permanent basis.

Whitehaven have bolstered their squad for their League One promotion push with the signing of five players.

Swinton have signed ex-England international Paul Wood on a deal until the end of the season.

Salford have confirmed the singing of Manly hooker Joey Lussick for the remainder of the season.

What’s in the papers

From South Wales Scorpions to South Sydney – Anthony Seibold’s remarkable rugby league journey, report the Mirror.

Halifax stick to their principles and wait for their reward, report The Guardian.

NRL’s proposed New York rugby league Test match is likely to fail, report The Guardian.

Castleford’s Daryl Powell demands home comfort after crushing of Widnes, report The Guardian.

Ex-Wigan ace Adrian Lam leads running to take over as coach, exclusively report The Sun.

Leeds coaches Kevin Sinfield and Jimmy Lowes determined to fix-up fallen Rhinos, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Lee Radford’s message to Jack Logan after leaving Hull FC on loan, report Hull Daily Mail.

Ben Crooks on Hull KR arrival, derby debut, Leigh Centurions woe and his future, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

A couple of interesting results yesterday…

Classy from the Centurions…

A nice touch from Featherstone, too!

What a try.

What’s on TV/Radio

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

Super League Show – 11.15pm, BBC One (North), presented by Tanya Arnold.

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.