RL Today: Wigan, Saints injury updates, Bradford linked with Evans & duo’s lovely gesture

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Brits Down Under: George Williams on fire, Herbie Farnworth shines & Ryan Sutton continues to make impact.

Gavin Henson “learned a lot” from rugby league debut.

Leigh coach John Duffy on signing of Nathan Peats.

Michael Lawrence “honoured” to be made captain of hometown club Huddersfield.

Challenge Cup second round ties to be streamed.

What’s in the papers

Bradford snap up former Super League forward Ben Evans in late boost ahead of Championship kick-off, reports Yorkshire Live.

Rugby league faces losing future stars in Covid aftershock, reports The Guardian.

Adrian Lam provides wigan injuries update ahead of opener, reports Wigan Today.

Kristian Woolf gives update ahead of Saints’ Super League opener, reports St Helens Star.

Super League at 25: The unfinished revolution? reports The Critic.

What’s on social

A lovely gesture from New Zealand Warriors duo Addin Fonua-Blake and Ben Murdoch-Masila.

This year’s Super League promo will get you pumped for the new season!

As well as Super League getting underway, there are four Challenge Cup ties that are being streamed live and for free this weekend too. Get strapped in for a feast of RL!

What’s on TV/Radio

Rugby League Takeover – Sky Sports Arena (All day Mon-Fri)

NRL 360 – Sky Sports Arena (5pm)

LIVE SL Preview Show – Sky Sports Arena (6:30pm)

The Final Hooter podcast: Newcastle Thunder’s ambitions, Eamon O’Carroll on coaching & Jack Cogger chats Huddersfield.

The Final Hooter podcast: Adrian Lam reflects, Steve Price’s 2021 hopes & Warrington duo pay tribute to Chris Hill.

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

England and Catalans full-back Sam Tomkins turns 32 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Bradford full-back Michael Platt (37), Castleford prop Suaia Matagi (33), former Wakefield forward Jon Molloy (30), Oldham winger Kyran Johnson (27) and Swinton centre Liam Forsyth (25).

Trivia

Shaun Wane gave 41 Wigan academy products their debut during his tenure as head coach of the Warriors between 2012-19.

Subscribe to The Final Hooter on Apple Podcasts and get involved with the free-to-play Fantasy Rugby League 2021.

Rugby League Nostalgia is here! Get involved with Love Rugby League’s new group on Facebook to share all your rugby league nostalgia and celebrate the rich heritage of our sport.

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