RL Today: Shaun Wane review as England boss & Wigan recruitment update

Shaun Wane Sam Tomkins Credit: Alamy
Shaun Wane Sam Tomkins Credit: Alamy

Shaun Wane review as England coach

The future of Shaun Wane as England boss is still undecided as a review continues. (Examiner Live)

Examiner Live has reported that any decision on the 58-year-old’s future is unlikely to be made public until February.

Kruise Leeming on Leeds captaincy

Kruise Leeming has discussed the prospect of leading Leeds once again as captain in 2023. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Boss Rohan Smith is yet to confirm his leader ahead of the new season. Leeming, 27, told Yorkshire Evening Post: “I’ve loved being captain of Leeds Rhinos, it is a massive thing and given the chance to do it again, I would love to.”

Lewis Dodd back in full training

St Helens boss Paul Wellens has confirmed that half-back Lewis Dodd is back in full training ahead of the new season. (St Helens Star)

Wellens, who enters his first season as head coach, has also provided an update on Mark Percival and Will Hopoate.

Carlos Tuimavave injury latest

New Hull head coach Tony Smith has provided an injury update on star centre Carlos Tuimavave. (Hull Daily Mail)

He was limited to just seven appearances in 2022. 

Wigan recruitment update

Wigan boss Matt Peet has provided a fresh squad update following the release of John Bateman, who has signed a four-year deal with Wests Tigers. (Yorkshire Live)

Bateman’s departure has created space in Wigan’s salary cap ahead of the 2023 Super League season.

Former NFL star on RL

Former NFL star Reggie Bush has taken to social media to show his appreciation of rugby league.

The 37-year-old, who has more than 2.6million Twitter followers, shared footage of former prop forward Iafeta Paleaaesina with the caption: “Now this sport is crazy!”. 

Birthdays

Former Leeds star and England international Courtney Winfield-Hill turns 36 today (January 9).

Also celebrating; Winger Jodie Broughton (35), ex-NRL and Super League half-back Chris Sandow (34), Castleford’s Jordan Turner (34), Hull forward Kane Evans (31), Bradford recruit Keven Appo (24) and Greece international Peter Mamouzelos (22).

Trivia

The bookmakers have named Leigh’s Edwin Ipape as favourite to win the 2023 Man of Steel award.

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