Monday 13 January
Hull FC have chosen to forge a dual registration agreement with Bradford Bulls instead of Batley Bulldogs, follow a late bid from the Bulls to partner the Black and Whites, according to League Express’ Gareth Walker. “League Express understands that the Bulls have no agreed a dual-registration partnership with Hull FC that is due to be announced imminently,” Walker writes.
Joe Greenwood is hoping for a better season without injuries in 2020 after being plagued by issues last year. The back rower suffered a number of head knocks last season and is hoping for a more consistent run on the field. He told Wigan Today’s Phil Wilkinson: “It’d be nice to stay away from injury. I was just unlucky last year and hopefully I can stay away and have a good season. The new protocol is a big thing, and rightly so, but it knocks your confidence as a player. It stops you getting into your rhythm when your in and out the side.”
Mike McMeeken believe Castleford have to be fundamentally more consistent if they want to challenge for trophies in 2020 and is expecting one of the most competitive Super League seasons yet. “It is going to be a tight league and everyone has got to be on week by week and we are looking to win something this year. “We started to set a platform at the end of last year for what we wanted to do this year. We were disappointed with how it finished last year,” he said to Wakefield Express’ Ben McKenna.
According to League Weekly’s Denise Brady, Catalans are in the market for a forward and have a few targets from rivals Super League clubs. Brady writes: “Local media in Perpignan has suggested Salford’s Gil Dudson and Lee Mossop as possible targets, both former Wigan players, while current Warriors prop Ben Flower is also rumoured to be on the Dragons’ hit list.”