The Daily Wrap on RL News brings you the best comment and speculation from across the Rugby League media.
Friday 15 November
Daryl Powell believes questions need to be answered following Great Britain’s disappointing tour down under. The Lions play Papua New Guinea in the final match of the tour tomorrow, with the Tigers boss raising his own concerns: He told The Yorkshire Post’s Dave Craven: “Selection, the way the team’s playing, the need to actually get a win… It’s pretty crucial. It’d be disastrous if they lost but, whatever happens, there’s lots needs to be answered.”
Joe Cator hopes that his focus and enthusiasm in pre-season will help him break into Lee Radford’s Hull FC side for round one after joining the club from Leigh. “You don’t train just to train, you’re training to play and training for a match that’s coming up and the next one’s in January, you’re always training for a purpose and you’ve always got that thought on your mind, it’s important that we are listening and doing what they say,” he told Hull Daily Mail’s William Jackson.
Daniel Murray admits he bit Hull KR’s hand off to stay at the club after spending some of the 2019 season on loan and is confident of having a big year in 2020. He told Hull Daily Mail’s James O’Brien: “I played 11 games and didn’t miss a game in my loan spell and for me it’s about getting that regular first-team rugby. “It’s something I crave and I know if someone gives me it I can thrive. I’ve always said that from the age of 19.”
Yorkshire Evening Post’s Peter Smith is reporting that Kruise Leeming is now at the top of Leeds’ recruitment list as they prioritise signing a number nine. Previous reports have linked the Giants star with a move to Headingley, with the Rhinos set try and secure him as hooking cover. Smith writes: “Leeds are understood to see the 24-year-old, who made his Giants debut in 2013, as the ideal man to provide back-up and competition for Brad Dwyer, now the only senior hooker on the club’s books.”