A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
What’s in the papers
Leigh close in on State of Origin hooker Nathan Peats as Super League side plot major signing, reports Manchester Evening News.
Dom Manfredi injury blow – what are Wigan’s wing options? reports Wigan Today.
The remarkable rugby league story of Ireland international Ronan Michael, reports the Mirror.
Super League transfers: new signings who could shape the season, reports The Guardian.
Jack Welsby learning from Saints team-mates but pushing for a place, reports St Helens Star.
What’s on social
It will be good to see Ireland’s Call sung again at the World Cup this autumn.
— Sky Sports Rugby League (@SkySportsRL) March 17, 2021
It is good to see just how passionate people are to play for their country.
☘️ "Playing for #Ireland is an opportunity I'll always be grateful for and never forget"
Stars of past and present Brian Carney, Tyrone McCarthy and Ronan Michael talk about what it means to play for @irelandrl, the Wolfhounds' hopes at #RLWC2021 and much more.#StPatricksDay pic.twitter.com/LTrJDO4pyW
— Rugby League World Cup 2021 (@RLWC2021) March 17, 2021
Leeds winger Ash Handley has been ruled out for six weeks.
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) March 17, 2021
What’s on TV/Radio
NRL Tonight – Fox League (7:30am)
Thursday Night League – Fox League (8am)
LIVE NRL: Parramatta Eels v Melbourne Storm (9am) – Sky Sports Arena & Watch NRL
Late Show with Matty Johns – Fox League (10:45am)
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.
Former France international Maxime Greseque turns 40 today.
Also celebrating; former Ireland prop Paul Southern (45), ex-Ireland international Wayne Kerr (37), Canberra Raiders half-back Sam Williams (30), Batley’s Anthony Bowman (29), former Wigan full-back Jack Murphy (29), Italy international Nathan Milone (27) and Fiji international Joe Lovodua (23).
Ronan Michael became the first Ireland-born player to play in Super League since Brian Carney (11 years) when he made his debut for Huddersfield last season.