Rugby League Today: Wakefield sign Championship prop, emotional Hurrell & Grand Final previews

Ben Garcia of Catalans and St Helens captain James Roby
Ben Garcia of Catalans (left) and St Helens captain James Roby (right)

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Championship target Kyle Wood leaves Wakefield.

Chris Annakin signs two-year deal with Championship club.

New Zealand reveal ‘wider’ World Cup squad and notable players list.

Catalans v St Helens: Super League Grand Final squads locked in.

Huddersfield wait on contract offer as Louis Senior signs extension.

What’s in the papers

Wakefield swoop to land London Broncos powerhouse. (Yorkshire Live)

St Helens’ Lewis Dodd won’t be fazed by Grand Final debut. (St Helens Star)

St Helens’ Jack Welsby relishes facing idol Sam Tomkins in bid for Grand Final repeat. (The Guardian)

Sam Tomkins wonders what might have been in hassle free build up to Grand Final. (The Sun)

Castleford youngster Lewis Peachey signs contract extension. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

What’s on social

Konrad Hurrell has bid an emotional farewell to Leeds.

This is a brilliant watch.

A huge weekend for rugby league.

What’s on TV/Radio

BBC 5 Live Rugby League Podcast – Super League Grand Final preview.

Out Of Your League – Part One with Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Part Two with Jerome Guisset.

Birthdays

Leigh head of rugby Chris Chester turns 43 today (October 8).

Also celebrating; Papua New Guinea coach Michael Marum (48), Bradford hooker George Flanagan (35), North Queensland Cowboys prop Jordan McLean (30), New Zealand international Jahrome Hughes (27), Jamaica international Jon Magrin (27), Manly Sea Eagles speedster Jason Saab (21) and St Helens back Tom Nisbet (22).

Trivia

St Helens will extend their own record of most Grand Final appearances to thirteen on Saturday night.

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