RL Today: Child speaks out, Sky Sports pop-up channel & Hurrell keen for Leeds stay

Leeds centre Konrad Hurrell is set to make his first appearance of the season this weekend

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Brad Takairangi aims to make waves with Cook Islands at World Cup.

Dom Young to represent Jamaica at the World Cup.

Warrington’s Riley Dean joins York on loan as Morgan Smith suffers season-ending injury.

York coach James Ford on “best pre-season yet” and their recruitment.

Six scrum-halves to watch in NRL in 2021.

What’s in the papers

Super League decision over clubs’ return to home stadiums revealed, reports Hull Live.

NRL recruit Brad Takairangi hopes to help Hull KR and Cook Islands rise in 2021, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Super League referee James Child opens up on being gay and reveals vile homophobic abuse, reports the Mirror.

Konrad Hurrell keen to earn new Leeds contract – Tongan star’s deal ends this year but he hopes to stay on, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Why John Bateman expects Super League’s start to be better than ever, reports Wigan Today.

What’s on social

Sky Sports have launched a pop-up rugby league channel ahead of the 2021 season.

How good is this?!

Respect to referee James Child for telling his story.

Whatโ€™s on TV/Radio

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

Sky Sportsโ€™ Golden Point podcastย is available to download now.

The latestย Forty20 LIVEย podcast is out now.

The latestย 5 Live Rugby League Podcastย is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Former Fiji, Warrington and Toronto prop Ashton Sims turns 36 today.

Also celebrating; former Australia international Mark Carroll (54) and Samoa international Michael Chee-Kam (29).

Trivia

The highest scoring game with no tries in the Super League era came in 2007, when Salford beat Harlequins 5-2.

Rugby League Nostalgiaย is here! Get involved with Love Rugby Leagueโ€™s new group onย Facebookย to share all your rugby league nostalgia and celebrate the rich heritage of our sport.

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