RL Today: Watson commits to Salford, Hull to honour Shaul contract offer & possible structure change?

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Leeds claimed a 28-24 win over rivals Castleford in a thriller at Emerald Headingley last night.

A late try from Krisnan Inu sealed a 12-10 win for Salford against a young St Helens side at Emerald Headingley last night.

Salford coach Ian Watson has confirmed his commitment to the Red Devils after rejecting an approach from Super League rivals Hull.

In the latest video series where players break down their rugby league careers so far, Jy Hitchcox revealed that he almost gave up on his NRL debut.

Paper Talk: Hull backed to host Grand Final, Kyle Flanagan future & Castleford linked with forward.

What’s in the papers

Super League says it will consider all options in terms of how the 2020 season ends, reports Warrington Guardian.

Hull FC to honour contract offer with Jamie Shaul set for surgery, reports Hull Live.

Wigan ace Tommy Leuluai is looking to end derby heartache, reports Wigan Today.

Alex Walmsley to miss Wigan and Catalans games following suspension, reports St Helens Reporter.

Former Castleford and Wakefield player Craig Huby offers free school lunches after being inspired by Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

There’s no stopping Pauli Pauli from close range.

Salford coach Ian Watson confirmed his commitment to the club in an interview with Sky Sports last night.

What an effort.

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Show – BBC Two (1pm)

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.


Salford coach Ian Watson turns 44 today.

Also celebrating; Batley half-back Ben White (26), Sheffield hooker Robbie Ward (25) and Wests Tigers hooker Jacob Liddle (24).


Ian Watson and Jordan James hold the record for most caps for Wales, with them both having 30 to their names.

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