A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
What’s in the papers
Keighley’s Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e and son Phoenix complete rare playing feat, reports The Yorkshire Post.
One injury concern for Castleford after Hull KR test – but Daryl Powell expects strong squad for Super League opener, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.
Joseph Suaalii given green light to play in NRL at age 17, reports The Guardian.
What’s on social
Former Warrington prop Leilani Latu will help coach Latchford Giants’ Under-15s.
— Latchford Giants ARL (@LatchfordGiants) March 15, 2021
Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e (aka PLT) has signed a professional deal with Keighley after playing alongside his dad Quentin on the weekend!
✍ SIGNING | It's about time we gave this story its happy ending.
After a successful trial period, Keighley Cougars are today delighted to announce the signing of Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e on a one-year deal.
Read More ➡️ https://t.co/4AQqCqdhHT
— Keighley Cougars (@Cougarmania) March 15, 2021
A dad and lad playing together in the same side is a rarity in professional sport – what a special moment this would have been.
🗣 ‘I think he’s the only person that I’d be happy with taking my place.’
— BBC West Yorkshire Sport (@BBCWYS) March 14, 2021
What’s on TV/Radio
NRL 360 – Fox League (7:30am)
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 Great Britain and Wales international Phil Ford turns 60 today.
Also celebrating; former Wigan favourite Brett Kenny (60), Toronto coach Brian McDermott (51), ex-New South Wales hooker Mick Ennis (37), Widnes centre Steve Tyrer (32), ex-London Broncos prop Erjon Dollapi (28), Penrith Panthers forward Scott Sorensen (28), Toulouse prop Maxime Puech (27) and Barrow half-back Ryan Johnston (23).
England’s last international match came in November 2018, when they lost to New Zealand at Elland Road, Leeds.