RL Today: Kelly back in NRL, King future latest & Westerman linked with Castleford return

Joe Westerman in action for Wakefield

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

In pictures: Fans return to Super League games.

Albert Kelly set for first NRL appearance in seven years.

Salford back Dan Sarginson handed three-match ban.

Eddie Jones reveals admiration for rugby league after spending time with Hull.

Meet Monte Gaddis: The pioneer of Cleveland Rugby League.

What’s in the papers

Joe Westerman set for emotional Castleford return as Wakefield forward agrees switch, reports Yorkshire Live.

Why Warrington will have to do without Sitaleki Akauola for Castleford clash, reports Warrington Guardian.

Toby King latest after reports of Wigan interest in Warrington star, reports Manchester Evening News.

Paul Sculthorpe’s column: Fans return, Saints defence, Catalans next and World Cup, reports St Helens Star.

Will Joe Bullock leave Wigan to join Warrington? reports Wigan Today.

What’s on social

Captain Gale.

Ouch!

A classy touch from Wigan’s players to clap the Leigh fans on Monday night.

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Show – BBC Two (1pm)

NRL Try Time – Sky Sports Arena (7pm)

The Coaching Manual – Sky Sports Arena (8pm)

The Final Hooter podcast: Chris Thorman on new deal, happiness at Workington & planning for the future.

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

Australia, New South Wales and Newcastle Knights legend Andrew Johns turns 47 today.

Also celebrating; former Samoa international Gray Viane (39), France legend Olivier Elima (38), ex-Leigh winger Adam Higson (34), Melbourne Storm forward Felise Kaufusi (29) and Fiji international Taane Milne (26).

Trivia

Monday was a special day for rugby league in the UK as fans returned for the first time in 429 days.


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