24th September 2017, 19:15 | 

Set of Six: This week in Rugby League

Set of Six: This week in Rugby League

Adam Hills joins Wolves Foundation

Warrington Wolves were joined by Last Leg host Adam Hills as they launched the UK's first Disability Rugby League team on Friday. Hills was joined by current members of the Warrington squad including Kurt Gidley, Ashton Sims and Chris Hill as they took part in a training session with players from the Warrington Wolves Foundation. 

 

NRL Grand Final decided

Two huge semi-finals saw North Queensland Cowboys beat Sydney Roosters 29-16 to setup and mouth-watering Final against Melbourne Storm next weekend after Storm saw off Wayne Bennett's Brisbane Broncos 30-0. The showpiece game at Sydney's ANZ Stadium will be the first time the two teams have met in a Grand Final. Juding by the welcome home the Cowboys players, they are going to be well supported on Saturday night!  

 

USA name squad for RLWC2017

USA Head Coach, Brian McDermott will be heading to RLWC2017 once his commitments with Leeds Rhinos are done, hoping to repeat the incredible performance in 2013 when the Tomahawks reached the Quarter-Finals, being elimanted by eventual Champions, Australia.

To thier credit the USA have selected 12 players who currently ply their trade in the National US league. The side will be captained by London Broncos' Mark Offerdahl and they will face Fiji, Italy and Papua New Guinea.

 

Foran set to miss World Cup?

After a troubled and injury disrupted season with NZ Warriors, Kieran Foran looks set to rule himself out of the upcoming World Cup according to reports in New Zealand. The former Sea Eagle is heading to Canterbury Bulldogs in 2018 and wants to make sure he is in the best shape possible for the new season

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Community Finals

Saturday saw a big day of Community rugby at Batley's Mount Pleasant Stadium. The Challenge Trophy was won by Hunslet Old Boys, coached by Castleford Tigers hooker Paul McShane.

Other games in the day saw Scott Taylor's Beverley ARLFC pipped to the post by Siddal in the race to be crowned Yorkshire Mens Champions. In a closely contested game Siddal Academy won 30-12.

 

Tony Smith bows out

After a coaching career spanning 17 years and seeing him take charge of over 350 first grade games, Tony Smith bowed out from his current role at Warrington Wolves. On an emotional final game at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington Wolves made it a perfect seven wins in the Qualifiers, having already secured their return to Super League for 2018.

Tony Smith coached at Huddersfield, Leeds Rhinos and finally Warrington Wolves in Super League, winning two Grand Finals with Leeds (2004 & 2007). Smith also coached Japan, Great Britain & England at International Level.