Minichiello admits he’s likely to retire after this season: as he prepares for 400th career game

Mark Minichiello admits a double with Hull FC is the ideal way to round off his career, after revealing he’s likely to retire at the end of this season. The 37-year-old’s contract with the Black and Whites expires in just a few months. And after five seasons with the club, Minichiello told League Express he is increasingly certain this season…

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Paterson return to Leigh

Leigh Centurions have confirmed that Cory Paterson has come out of retirement to re-join the club with immediate effect, and that he will be sponsored by Fitfield Ltd. Paterson, who had announced his retirement after playing for Toronto Wolfpack in 2018, has reconsidered his decision after a meeting with Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont. His last game for Leigh was…

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Tsang backs Hall to succeed

Coventry Bears head coach Tom Tsang has backed Elliot Hall to emulate the career trajectory of former England Students teammate Jason Bass. Hall has scored nine tries in League 1 this year, better only by Newcastle’s Lewis Young and Hunslet’s Gareth Pott’s, and after only playing his first professional game last season at London Skolars. And with a growing number…

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Elstone critical of Bennett comments

Super League Chief Executive Robert Elstone has criticised comments made by Great Britain and England Rugby League head coach Wayne Bennett, which appear to suggest that players are more likely to gain international selection if they play in the NRL, rather than Super League. In a press conference on Tuesday ahead of the Great Britain Lions tour to New Zealand, Papua New Guinea…

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Bennett leaves door open on Australian picks for GB – saying he’ll select ‘best possible team’

Great Britain head coach Wayne Bennett has admitted he will consider selecting non-British players who qualify via heritage for this autumn’s Lions tour – before again reiterating he wants to coach England at the 2021 World Cup. The likes of Lachlan Coote and Blake Austin – who have both excelled in Super League this season – are eligible to play…

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