Tuesday 26 November
Kane Linnett believes that the signing of Shaun Kenny-Dowall is a mark of the quality of the Super League competition. He told Hull Daily Mail’s James O’Brien: “It’s massive for Super League the signings that have been made and I am excited to play against those boys. It says something about the competition those boys want to come over and prove themselves here. The competition is in a good place and hopefully the boys back in Australia keep coming over.”
Karl Fitzpatrick admits he is puzzles by the comments made by South Sydney director of rugby Shane Richardson after he confirmed the Rabbitohs will not play the Wolves in an extension of the World Club Challenge due to financial reasons. He told Warrington Guardian’s Gareth Dunning: “We would have the loved the opportunity to go up against them or any NRL club. We have got the financial capabilities and, as demonstrated previously, the ability to stage a World Club series fixture.”
Sky Sports have highlighted who they believe are five of the biggest Super League signings are ahead of the 2020 season. Unsurprisingly, Toronto’s Sonny Bill Williams tops the bill, alongside Warrington’s Gareth Widdop, Hull’s Manu Ma’u, Catalans James Maloney and George Burgess who will play for Wigan. Read the full analysis here.
Jake Bibby is targeting regular first team rugby with new club Wigan after moving over from Super League runners up Salford but would love to play in a Wigan Saints derby. “In terms of my personal goals, I want to get as many games as I can. I’ve played against St Helens a few times and they’re a really good side, but I think it picks up the intensity when it’s a Wigan-Saints derby – so hopefully I can work hard and play well to be in that squad to play them,” he told Wigan Today’s Phil Wilkinson.
Jez Litten has set himself the goal of getting more game time and starting matches in the middle for Hull KR after making a late season switch from close city rivals Hull FC this year. He told Hull Daily Mail’s James O’Brien: “I’ve never started a Super League game so that’s a massive goal for me. It’s a chance for me to show Tony what I can do.”