Rugby League Today: Radford pleased, Widnes injury woes, Palfrey hospitalised

Drew Darbyshire

There are lots of different subjects to talk about today.

What’s on site

Hull FC put in a clinical second half display to ease past a youthful Widnes side last night. We have all the details from the Halton Stadium right here

Hull FC coach Lee Radford said he was pleased with his sides fluency in attack as they beat Widnes. He also spoke highly of Josh Griffin.

Widnes coach Denis Betts says the mounting injury list is costing the Vikings valuable points at the minute.

England ace Kallum Watkins has signed a contract extension with Leeds, keeping him at the club until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Widnes have signed Germany star Jimmy Keinhorst on a four-week loan deal from Leeds.

Rochdale ace Lewis Palfrey is currently being treated in hospital for a serious infection to a cut he suffered in their defeat at Leigh.

Keighley have confirmed the signing of former England international Darrell Griffin for the rest of the season.

What’s in the papers

Widnes are the latest Super League club to enter the race for St Helens star Matty Smith, claim The Sun in an exclusive.

Physical Disability Rugby League has got me back on the field – after blood clot left me in a coma’ says Connor Lynes, report The Mirror.

England-New Zealand Denver Test match to go ahead after Ralph Rimmer hails ‘constructive’ meeting, report The Mirror.

More Widnes Vikings injury woes in gallant loss to Hull FC, report Runcorn and Widnes World.

Hull FC talking points after convincing win at Widnes Vikings, report Hull Daily Mail.

Ben Reynolds is backing Kieron Purtill to become Leigh Centurions’ next permanent head coach, claim Leigh Journal.

What’s on social

Well done to 86% of those who predicted the correct result last night!

A fantastic display from Hull FC centre Josh Griffin last night. Can he get in the England squad this year?

A Widnes club record for lowest attendance in Super League last night.

What’s on TV/Radio

Betfred Super League: Widnes Vikings v Hull FC Highlights – 8.00am & 11.45am, Sky Sports Arena

LIVE SL: Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Arena

5 Live Rugby League – 7.00pm, 5 Live Sports Extra, commentary from Dave Woods.

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.