RL Today: Takairangi hailed by coach, Brough joins 500 club & Wigan’s classy touch

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Sunday Social: Bevan French returns, 200 Super League tries for Ryan Hall & Lee Briers says goodbye.

Catalans to remain grounded after first defeat of the season, says Steve McNamara.

Warrington’s big selection dilemma: Greg Inglis ready for duty, but who makes way?

Wests Tigers back former Wigan boss Michael Maguire amid uncertainty over his future.

NRL round-up: Bulldogs off the mark, Benji Marshall the record breaker & Ben Murdoch-Masila crashes over.

What’s in the papers

Hull KR coach Tony Smith hails impact of debutant Brad Takairangi, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Tim Sheens backs England for World Cup glory as All Stars warm-up plans build, reports Hull Live.

Hull of a chance for Harry Smith to impress, reports Wigan Today.

Oldham’s Matthew Fletcher mixes sport with caring for people with autism, reports The Sun.

John Kear hails Danny Brough after standout performance in Dewsbury victory, reports The Telegraph & Argus.

What’s on social

We are proud to sponsor Scotland’s newest rugby league club Forth Valley Vikings.

An outstanding achievement…

Classy touch from Wigan…

What’s on TV/Radio

Women’s Challenge Cup highlights – Sky Sports Arena (8:45pm)

Super League Show – BBC One (11:35pm)

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 Hull and Warrington winger Richie Barnett turns 40 today.

Also celebrating; former Great Britain international Stephen Wild (40), ex-Oldham player John Cogger (58), Halifax forward Ed Barber (31), New Zealand and Samoa international Isaac Liu (30) and Sydney Roosters half-back Drew Hutchison (26).

Trivia

Bradford half-back Danny Brough made his 500th career appearance yesterday as he helped the Bulls beat Dewsbury.

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