Rugby League Today: Sinfield to stay, Bennett likely to remain & O’Loughlin keen to play in Ashes

James Gordon

What’s on site

Wayne Bennett “most certainly” has a chance of staying on as England coach, while Kevin Sinfield will definitely remain in his post, revealed RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer on Thursday.

New St Helens coach Kristian Woolf says he is keen to bring some of Tonga’s stars to the club.

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Batley have pulled off a coup with the signing of Shaun Lunt.

Bradford are hoping to make six new signings to assist with their push for promotion to Super League.

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There are calls for Ottawa and New York to skip League One and go straight in to Championship, with clubs concerned about the sustainability of the third tier.

What’s on social

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What’s in the papers

Widnes’ Halton Stadium is set for a new naming rights partner, in the shape of company DCBL, made famous by the Channel 5 programme Can’t Pay We’ll Take It Away, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin would love to bow out with an appearance for England in the Ashes tour against the Kangaroos at the end of the season, he tells Wigan Today, having confirmed his retirement at the end of the year.

Semi Radradra is eying a cut price return to the NRL, three years after switching codes to rugby union. The Fijian is being linked with South Sydney Rabbitohs by the Canberra Times.


St Helens legend and former Great Britain and England hooker James Roby turns 34 today (November 22nd)

Also celebrating: former Hull and Cronulla wide-man Colin Best (41); ex-Halifax, Castleford, Huddersfield and Salford back-rower Ryan Clayton (37); Italy international Rhys Sciglitano (22).


Wayne Bennett would become the second longest-serving England coach of all-time if he takes charge of two more matches.