RL Today: Cator set for new deal, McNamara on Folau & Sonny Bill’s new journey

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

In profile: The 22-man French Elite Selection looking to impress national selectors against Catalans.

Kevin Brown desperate for fans return in what could be his final year.

Championship play-offs to be shown live on Sky Sports as format confirmed.

Work must come first for part-time players in quarantine dilemma.

Super League has a bright and exciting future, says departing chief Robert Elstone.

What’s in the papers

Joe Cator set for Hull reward as contract negotiations revealed after breakthrough year, reports Hull Live.

Dom Manfredi opens up on devastating injury lows to help Wigan fans in lockdown, reports the Mirror.

Castleford boss Daryl Powell says pre-season has been ‘awesome’ – now he can’t wait for Super League round one, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Huddersfield could be a Super League force, reckons John Bateman, reports Wigan Today.

Steve McNamara makes Israel Folau admission with star’s future in doubt, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

It looks like Sonny Bill Williams is going back into boxing – and he is looking in amazing shape.

Thomas Bosc was some player.

Only one week until the NRL returns!

What’s on TV/Radio

Games from the French Elite Championship are being streamed live every weekend.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

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

Birthdays

Wales and Salford legend David Watkins turns 79 today.

Also celebrating; former St Helens star Anthony Stewart (42) and former Castleford full-back or winger Steve Larder (58).

Trivia

The Magic Weekend attendance came in 2016, when 68,276 people went to the event at St James’ Park in Newcastle.

Rugby League Nostalgia is here! Get involved with Love Rugby League’s new group on Facebook to share all your rugby league nostalgia and celebrate the rich heritage of our sport.

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