RL Today: Sutcliffe’s dreams come true, positive Hull KR test & Peyroux’s new role

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Jake Moore grateful to be back in full-time environment with Ottawa Aces.

Brits Down Under: John Bateman departs with everlasting impression & Tom Burgess one of NRL’s top props.

Paper Talk: Gareth Widdop speculation, French future & off-contract players.

Guest of honour Rob Burrow celebrated with his family from home as Leeds clinched their dramatic Challenge Cup final victory over Salford.

Warrington forward Sitaleki Akauola has been banned for three games.

What’s in the papers

Hull KR coach Tony Smith has revealed centre Jimmy Keinhorst has tested positive for coronavirus, reports Hull Live.

Rhys Williams says reaching finals is not enough for Salford – they want to win, reports The Sun.

From Challenge Cup despair to glory – Mikolaj Oledzki on Leeds’ remarkable revival, reports the Mirror.

Challenge Cup final win over Salford was ‘dream come true’ for Leeds youngster Alex Sutcliffe, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Saints’ Dom Peyroux steps into a new role in the middle, reports St Helens Star.

What’s on social

A precious moment…

This is just brilliant to see.

Canberra star Jack Wighton has won the Dally M Medal.

What’s on TV/Radio

🏉 Chat, debate and all the latest news on the Rugby League Lunch Hour🏆 Looking ahead to the Challenge Cup final

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Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #11 – Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson chat between home and a Widnes coffee shop and go through some of the current rugby league trends, stories, and rumours.

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 Great Britain, Castleford, Bradford and Hull prop Andy Lynch turns 41 today.

Also celebrating; Catalans winger Lewis Tierney (26), St Helens hooker Josh Eaves (23) and Hull back-rower Jordan Lane (23).

Trivia

The 2020 Challenge Cup final was the first in the competition’s history that had no spectators inside the stadium.

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