Rugby League Today: Saints’ Bentley injured, Walker becomes a coach & Thorman turns down Super League

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Catalans head coach Steve McNamara has lauded the contribution of centre Israel Folau after seeing his side recover from 18 points down to claim a shock win at Hull FC.

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford says he side must regroup quickly after their unbeaten start to 2020 was brought to an abrupt halt at home to Wigan.

Wigan boss Adrian Lam hailed the heroics of hat-trick hero Liam Marshall after Wigan ended Huddersfield’s unbeaten start to 2020 in dominant fashion.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester believes their control of the ball in the second half was the key to victory away at Salford.

Salford coach Ian Watson says their “embarrassing” performance against Wakefield should act as a wake-up call to his squad.

What’s in the papers

Hull FC forward Gareth Ellis says Shaun Wane will demand a winning mentality from his England side, reports The Yorkshire Post.

St Helens utility James Bentley is expected to be sidelined for a couple of weeks with an ankle injury, reports St Helens Star.

Chris Thorman explains why he rejected Super League to try and rebuild Workington Town, reports the Mirror.

Warrington hooker Danny Walker has moved in to coaching aged just 20, reports Warrington Guardian.

Why Scott Taylor still has complete faith in Hull FC despite “disgraceful and criminal” collapse, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Interesting quotes from Hull owner Adam Pearson…

That is some try from Liam Marshall.

Konrad Hurrell is a breath of fresh air.

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Show – BBC One (11:40pm)

Toronto Wolfpack ‘superfan’ Sandy Shipley is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. She talks about following the Wolfpack’s Canadian rugby league dream.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Rob Burrow.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

Betfred have launched a magazine show called The Last Tackle on YouTube, hosted by Mark Pearson.

Tanya Arnold hosts the Super League Show.

Podcast: The Final Hooter #4 – featuring rugby league royalty Ellery Hanley.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

The latest Total Rugby League Show is available to download now, hosted by Ben Hughes.

The In Touch Show is out now by Betfred.


Australia and Samoa international Josh McGuire turns 30 today.

Also celebrating; Huddersfield half-back Tom Holmes (24), Canterbury Bulldogs speedster Jayden Okunbor (23) and Swinton winger Ryan Gray (22).


Bradford hold the record for longest undefeated streak in Super League, having won 21 games straight between August 1996 to August 1997.

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

1 Comment

  1. Would have thought Adam Pearson would have enough problems dealing with his club, never mind anyone else’s.
    Oh his team lost!!

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