A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
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.
Addin Fonua-Blake and Ben Murdoch-Masila stopped in the rain to assist the elderly lady with a flat tyre this morning. They just walked into training soaking wet. Great blokes. https://t.co/4ZHxmnagRr
— Phil Gould (@PhilGould15) March 22, 2021
This year’s Super League promo will get you pumped for the new season!
Be ready 💪 Everyone starts from the same place, but don't start together…
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) March 19, 2021
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!
Widnes v Whitehaven in the Challenge Cup will be live on @TheSportsman website, YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, 5pm.
Swinton v Oldham (12.30pm), London v York (2.30pm) live on BBC website on Sunday too.
Featherstone v Batley on The Sportsman on Saturday (12.45pm).
— James Gordon (@jdgsport) March 22, 2021
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)
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.
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).
Shaun Wane gave 41 Wigan academy products their debut during his tenure as head coach of the Warriors between 2012-19.