RL Today: League 1 returns, Clark on NRL speculation & St Helens injury update

Photo credit: Jackie Meredith and Rochdale Hornets

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Championship round-up: Toulouse crush Widnes, Batley march on & Chris Hankinson shines for London.

League 1 round-up: Patrick Ah Van bags hat-trick on North Wales debut, Fuifui Moimoi’s Rochdale victorious & Keighley thrash Doncaster.

Daryl Powell “happy to take abuse” from returning fans as regulations are eased.

Matty Ashton set to miss three months with ankle injury.

Sunday Social: Drop goal drama, ‘hand of God’ in the NRL & Josh Addo-Carr’s double hat-trick.

What’s in the papers

Rob Burrow: ‘I’ve had such a wonderful life. I want to make the most of the time I have left’, reports The Guardian.

Leeds will turn their season around says Liam Sutcliffe, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Gold Coast Titans link “all rumours” says Daryl Clark, reports Warrington Guardian.

Huddersfield are ready to feed off return of fans, says Darnell McIntosh, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Saints injury update on Tommy Makinson and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, reports St Helens Star.

What’s on social

It was good to see League 1 at the weekend!

Great technique!

What a finish!

What’s on TV/Radio

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

Great Britain and England legend Adrian Morley turns 44 today.

Also celebrating; former Dewsbury coach Neil Kelly (59), former Castleford forward Michael Smith (45), ex-Huddersfield forward Jon Grayshon (38), Hunslet half-back Dom Brambani (36), Scotland international Frankie Mariano (34), former Widnes half-back Thomas Coyle (33), France international Mourad Kriouache (30), London Broncos back-rower or centre Will Lovell (28), Catalans forward Mike McMeeken (27) and York utility back Jason Bass (25).

Trivia

Sheffield winger Rob Worrincy scored his 200th career try in their 30-18 defeat to Batley on Friday night.

Subscribe to The Final Hooter on Apple Podcasts and get involved with the free-to-play Fantasy Rugby League 2021.

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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