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Thursday 24 October
Totalrl.com’s Matt Shaw reports that the swap deal for Ryan Lannon and Daniel Murray between Hull KR and Salford has now been made permanent. Murray finished the season with the Robins, with Lannon going the other way and both forwards are now at their loan clubs on a permanent deal. Shaw writes: “After long negotiations, the clubs and players have struck a deal and the pair will both stay where they were at the end of last season.”
Cameron Scott says he will seek game time on loan in the Championship over playing for Hull FC’s reserves next year if he cannot cement a first team spot. The young centre spent time with York last season and believes playing first team Championship would serve him better. He told Hull Daily Mail’s William Jackson: “Depending on the competition, I would be happy to play and take minutes but, depending on if I’m first team or not, I’d more likely look to the Championship again. A competitive system where there’s teams fighting for a Super League spot.
Jermaine McGillvary believes Wayne Bennett’s blunt assessment of his form is just what he needed to hear to reach his best for Great Britain. McGillvary will start on the wing against Tonga on Saturday and admits he agrees with Bennett’s comments. He told The Mirror’s Julie Scott: “The facts are that my team finished close to relegation and although we had some stand-out performers I wasn’t one of them. Wayne doesn’t hold back in what he tells you but I’d rather have that than someone who sugar coats things.”
TotalRL reporter Matt Shaw is reporting that Salford are interested in bringing in Sebastine Ikahihifo and Jimmy Keinhorst for 2020. Keinhorst is surplus to requirement at Rovers whilst Huddersfield are keen to offload Ikahihifo. Shaw writes: “Salford had identified targets in the NRL, but their interest in Ikahihifo, coupled with Keinhorst’s availability, has seen them shift their focus.”