A Super League club has created a three-player hit list to improve their forward pack.
Meanwhile, Jason Demetriou has talked about the possibility of a return to England.
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HULL FC TARGET NRL TRIO
Hull FC wants to boost its engine room for next season and has identified three NRL stars that they think they can help.
According to Hull Daily Mail, the club has been in conversation with a number of Australian runners with Alex Glenn and Kane Evans both reportedly on their hit list.
The other player they asked for and since been excluded is George Burgess, after reports the English international is supposed to be leaving South Sydney at the end of the year.
The club is desperate to add experience to their pack with the will of former NRL duo Mark Minichiello and Sika Manu likely to retire at the end of the season.
The mail reports that the club wants to detain potential NRL recruits as a result of salary planning.
DEMETRIOU OPEN TO ENGLAND RETURNS
South Sydney assistant Jason Demetriou has not ruled out making a return coaching in England.
Demetriou is working on a three-year deal with the Rabbitohs after following Wayne Bennett to the Brisbane club and he is considered the man who will succeed the super coach as he continues.
Although that seems to be his most likely path to a top NRL job, UK publication said League Express he would consider a shot in Super League if one were to open.
The 43-year-old has a great connection with the Old Dart, where he had played a career as a player for twelve years and then took over the leadership of Keighley.
"I like being an assistant at the NRL and that is my main focus," said Demetriou.
"But I loved my time in England. I would go back in a heartbeat if the right opportunity came. I still have my house in England and I still have many friends there.
"I would not be worried about coming over, I would be very excited about it. If I had stayed there for the rest of my life, it would not have bothered me at all. My children call themselves English and tell me they are up Go back one day. It's hard to say where you end up as a coach, but I would definitely consider it. "
A club looking for a new coach is Leeds who fired Dave Furner after only 14 games.
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CHALLENGE CUP TAKES CENTER PHASE
There were no regular Super League rounds at the weekend as clubs shifted their focus to Round 6 of the Challenge Cup – and there were some big results:
– Hull FC 28 beats Castleford 12
– Wakefield 26 beat Widnes 6
– Halifax RLFC 34 defeated Dewsbury 6
– Hull KR 32 beats Salford 18
– Bradford 24 beats Leeds 22
– Catalans beat Doncaster RLFC 6
– Warrington 26 defeated Wigan 24
– St Helens 22 defeated Huddersfield 16
The biggest shock of the weekend was of course Bradford's victory over Leeds.
The rhinos have well and truly reached the bottom after the resignation of coach Dave Furner after 14 games.
Leeds interim head coach Richard Agar told BBC Sport: "It hurts and it should be. Defensively enough, we didn't make enough tackles, made mistakes and imposed fines, and when we got a lot of football, we played sideways, so it was a very poor performance.
"I can't take anything away from the opposition, I thought the energy and dedication with which they played was something that we had to see for ourselves.
"This is probably a low point of our season. The players have had a difficult week mentally and emotionally, but I still don't think this is an excuse for the performance we saw, which was poor in almost every department."
Challenge Cup quarter-final draw
St Helens against Wakefield
Bradford against Halifax
Hull KR v Warrington
Hull FC against Catalans
MAN OF STEEL AWARDS REVAMP
The Man of Steel prizes from Super League have been extended this year for more fan inclusiveness.
Apart from the top gong, the award evening has also received top-tryscorer, young player and coach of the year awards and this year a fan player of the year will also be present.
Fans will also be encouraged to attend the awards in their club colors.
For the first time, the Super League Dream Team is mentioned at night and based on the views of the Man of Steel points.
The Man of Steel Panel Chair, Ellery Hanley, said: "I speak on behalf of all panel members when I say that this season it was a great privilege to see fantastic athletes appearing every week in the Betfred Super League every week.
"For one player, they receive the ultimate individual award, the Steve Prescott Man of Steel Award on October 6, with which they acknowledge their outstanding performance during the season. And along with other prizes that are awarded on the evening, I am sure that the Super League awards will be a big party for Super League. "
Former NRL player Blake Austin currently leads the Man of Steel race with 20 points, with ex-Cronulla prop David Fifita (18) and ex-Manly utility Jackson Hastings (15) just behind.
ONE-TIME NRL PLAYER COUNTRIES CONTRACT
Featherstone has signed Dane Chisholm on a permanent contract.
The former Melbourne Storm player was on loan to the Bradford Rovers.
In only four games for the club, Chisholm scored 58 points and Davids Longo, CEO of Rovers, said it was a & # 39; no-brainer & # 39; was to offer the playmaker a deal.
Chisholm said: "I am pleased to participate, I have enjoyed my time here so far and hopefully we can make a real push in the right direction for the top five, which is our goal."