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Tuesday 12 November
Richard Agar has hinted that star winger Ash Handley’s long term position at Leeds may be in the centres or at fullback. He told Yorkshire Evening Post’s Peter Smith: “He certainly could have the potential, longer-term, to play centre or even full-back. We are a little bit lighter there and I would certainly consider him as a guy who could comfortably step into that role if he had to.”
Nine’s Wide World of Sports The Mole is reporting that Wayne Bennett’s time in charge of England and Great Britain is up and that this weekend’s clash with PNG will be his last as the national coach. He writes: The decision to end their association will be a mutual one – Bennett turns 70 soon and has enough on his plate with Souths.
Jake Connor has described the welcome his Great Britain side received in Papua New Guinea as ‘mind-blowing’. The Hull star is set to play in the centres against the Kumuls in Port Moresby as the Lions tour comes to a close this weekend. He told Hull Daily Mail’s William Jackson: “It was a bit crazy. It was mind-blowing. I’ve never seen anything like it before. It opens your eyes to what it’s like over here.”
Richard Agar believes the Toronto’s signing of Sonny Bill Williams will attract a sell out crowd to Headingley as part of a double header in the opening round of Super League. He told totalrl.com’s Matt Shaw: “Our fixture with Hull is a priority but you’d like to think with Cas and Toronto and the fact they’ve signed Sonny Bill and it’s their first match in Super League that it would generate a fair amount of interest.”