Huddersfield only able to name 18-man squad for visit of Hull KR

Huddersfield have been reduced to just 18 available players for Friday’s visit of Hull Kingston Rovers. Simon Woolford’s side have suffered horrendous problems with injuries in the opening weeks of the new season, with Colton Roche the latest casualty on Tuesday following an ankle knock. He joins the likes of Dale Ferguson, Leroy Cudjoe and Paul Clough on the sidelines…

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Edwards says he will speak to Wigan ‘over the next few days’ about his future

Shaun Edwards says he will speak to Wigan over the next few days about his future with the club – but has refused to clarify whether his next move will be in rugby league or union. Edwards, speaking with talkSPORT’s Jim White on Wednesday morning, rebuffed any questions about where he will be coaching next, in the aftermath of Wales’…

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Oral contract between Shaun Edwards and Wigan is ‘binding’, says sports lawyer

A sports lawyer has insisted that any oral contract agreed between Shaun Edwards and Wigan could be binding, and sufficient enough to bring about legal action – as the saga between the Warriors and their future head coach continues. Peter Stewart, an associate at Cooke, Young and Keidan, believes that the Warriors could have a case for legal action if…

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Finney confident of a bright future as Vikings prepare to ask for parachute payment

New Widnes Vikings CEO, Phil Finney insists the Vikings are determined to keep their current squad together this season, revealing that they will make a presentation to Super League in the coming weeks to appeal for the remainder of their parachute payment. Now recovering from their recent spell in administration, the Vikings confirmed last week that Finney – who has…

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Barba departure has made St Helens more balanced in 2019, insists Justin Holbrook

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook believes the shared responsibility has side has taken on following the departure of Ben Barba last year – plus the form of Lachlan Coote – has made them a more balanced outfit this time around. The Saints were undoubtedly reliant on Barba throughout large stretches of last season, who was named the competition’s best player…

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Barrow chairman alleges that Coral cup deal is one-year – and no TV deal agreed for Bash

Barrow chairman Steve Neale has written an extraordinary column attacking the Rugby Football League – in which he reveals that Coral’s deal for the Challenge Cup has a clause in which the title sponsor can withdraw after one season. Neale, writing in the North West Evening Mail, has detailed how he attended an RFL meeting last week along with other…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Warrington v Wigan (7:45pm, Halliwell Jones Stadium, Sky Sports) Ben Currie is in Warrington’s squad following a shock return last week – he takes the place of Bryson Goodwin, who drops out with an injury. There are numerous changes for Wigan. Joe Greenwood is among the returnees for Wigan following a bout of concussion – but Dom Manfredi (teeth), Liam…

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Midweek debate: Who is the best pound-for-pound coach in the British game?

Here at TotalRL, we’re always keen on starting a debate or two – and every midweek, we’re going to pose a question for you, the fans, to try and answer. This week: it’s who is the best pound-for-pound coach in rugby league. Now, without some criteria, that’s a tricky question to answer. But by pound-for-pound, we mean the coach who…

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