A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…
What’s on site
What’s in the papers
Samoa international Joseph Leilua, 29, is one of a number of NRL players being offered to Super League clubs. Australia and New South Wales representative Josh Dugan, 31, is also being linked with a move to the UK at the end of the season. (Hull Live)
Scrums will not be making an immediate return to the game, with the issue set to be considered again in one month’s time. (St Helens Star)
Joe Westerman, 31, has revealed how off-field changes to his lifestyle have helped him make a strong start to the new season. Westerman, who made his only previous England appearance against Samoa in 2014, is being tipped for a recall to the national team by Trinity head coach Chris Chester. (Wakefield Express)
Castleford front-rower George Griffin has reflected on a rollercoaster weekend which saw his Tigers side advance to the Challenge Cup final – despite being without the 28-year-old through suspension – and brother Josh suffering a season-ending achilles injury. (Daily Mirror)
What’s on social
History set to be made in the Betfred Women’s Super League South…
— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) June 10, 2021
International Wheelchair Rugby League returns!
— European Rugby League (@EuroRugbyLeague) June 10, 2021
Dan Nixon made his Rochdale debut over the weekend at the age of 18!
👊 Dan Nixon was full of confidence on his debut with this tackle!
— Rochdale Hornets (@RochdaleHornets) June 9, 2021
What’s on TV/Radio
Castleford Tigers v Hull FC – Sky Sports Action (7:45pm)
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 Queensland, Indigenous All Stars, Cronulla, Melbourne, New Zealand Warriors, St George Illawarra, Bradford and South Sydney Rabbitohs outside-back Dane Nielsen turns 36 today.
Also celebrating: New Zealand Warriors forward Josh Curran (22), Melbourne Storm full-back Ryan Papenhuyzen (23) and former New South Wales representative Craig Hancock (52).