RL Today: Brown’s injury secret, Burgess to return & Akauola’s classy message

A wrap up of the latest news in the Championship and League 1.

What’s on site

Off the Record: Rugby League Rumours and Gossip #207.

Super League players who would go well in the NRL.

Parramatta Eels have announced the signing of Salford hooker Joey Lussick on a one-year deal from 2021.

St Helens have confirmed the signing of Manly forward Joel Thompson on a two-year deal from 2021.

Wakefield fear hooker Josh Wood may have sustained a fracture in his neck.

What’s in the papers

George Burgess is on course to return to the Wigan side, reports Wigan Today.

Salford playmaker Kevin Brown kept injury secret from team-mates as he helped club to Challenge Cup final, reports Manchester Evening News.

Hull KR coach Tony Smith has backed Daryl Powell to ride out the storm amid growing pressure over Castleford’s form, reports Hull Live.

Sitaleki Akauola’s classy message to Leeds youngster after dangerous lift, reports Warrington Guardian.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester says reports of a player-revolt at Trinity could not be further from the truth, reports Wakefield Express.

What’s on social

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What’s on TV/Radio

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Posted by Love Rugby League on Thursday, 15 October 2020

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The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Former New Zealand, Brisbane Broncos and Bradford winger Tame Tupou turns 38 today.

Also celebrating; Hull prop Chris Satae (28).

Trivia

Leeds winger Ash Handley is the leading the try scoring charts in Super League, with 12 tries in as many appearances.

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