Rugby League Today: Ridyard runs riot, Hearn offers help, RFL HQ to Manchester

It’s been a not so busy weekend of action, but there is still plenty to talk about off the field.

What’s on site

We were at the Leigh Sports Village yesterday afternoon, covering the Championship clash between Leigh Centurions and Featherstone Rovers. We have all the details right here.

Leigh caretaker coach Kieron Purtill said their goal-line defence needs to improve if they are to pick up wins anytime soon.

Featherstone boss John Duffy lauded his sides team spirit following their emphatic victory at Leigh and had plenty of words to say on Martyn Ridyard.

Leigh Centurions have released Kurt Baptiste from his contract with immediate effect for personal reasons. We also reveal where his next destination is…

Widnes coach Denis Betts has slammed the fixture schedule, deeming short turnarounds not to be fair.

What’s in the papers

London Broncos boss Danny Ward has ignored plaudits as capital club turn heads with flying Championship start, claim The Mirror.

Lee Smith is keen to help Bradford Bulls restore past glories after fall from grace, claim The Mirror.

Wakefield ace Tom Johnstone is determined to overshadow Jermaine McGillvary he uses as a shining example, report the Daily Star.

The Rugby Football League are looking to move to Manchester City’s super centre, with the Etihad Campus believed to be the favourite for its new headquarters, report The Sun in an exclusive.

Eddie Hearn has offered to lead Super League revolution and says he learned a great deal about the sport in a recent meeting with the RFL, claim The Guardian.

Wakefield keep up 100% record as Ben Jones-Bishop sinks Huddersfield, report The Guardian.

What’s on social

A couple of the Cronulla Sharks players pranked captain Paul Gallen recently!

St Helens and Wakefield Trinity are the only Super League teams left to have won all of their games so far…

Several NRL stars attempting to copy Jonathan Thurston’s infamous laugh makes for funny viewing!

Interesting quotes from Warrington coach Steve Price…

Micky Higham made his comeback for Leigh on Sunday and former team-mate Paul Wood tweeted this… Haha!

What’s on TV/Radio

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

Super League Show – 11.50pm, BBC1 (North), presented by Tanya Arnold.

The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest League Express podcast 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.

About Drew Darbyshire 8174 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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