RL Today: NRL stars offered to Super League, Castleford duo depart & Krisnan Inu in hot water

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Krisnan Inu fined four weeks wages and suspended following social media comments

Leeds and St Helens clash postponed due to Covid-19 cases

2021 State of Origin: Tom Trbojevic scores hat-trick in dominant New South Wales performance

Paul Brearley comes out of retirement to help injury-hit Rochdale

Oliver Holmes and Peter Mata’utia to leave Castleford at end of season

What’s in the papers

Joe Westerman in action for Wakefield

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…

International Wheelchair Rugby League returns!

Dan Nixon made his Rochdale debut over the weekend at the age of 18!

What’s on TV/Radio

Castleford Tigers v Hull FC – Sky Sports Action (7:45pm)

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

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).


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