Rugby League Today: 60 minute matches, War of Roses squads & Wane only looking forward

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Wakefield prop David Fifita has been nicknamed the “Big Bopper” for some time now, but where does it actually come from?

Check out our latest quiz. Can you name the last 13 Man of Steel winners?

It is becoming a trend for people to shave their heads during the coronavirus pandemic, and we’ve highlighted five players who are the latest to do it.

Ireland and Workington hooker Dec O’Donnell is the latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Terry Newton and Cumbrian derbies.

In our popular NRL features category, Zach Holland has looked at six of the greatest scrum-halfs in NRL history.

What’s in the papers

Rugby league stars ready to commit to extra workload if properly consulted says union boss, reports the Mirror.

Toronto coach Brian McDermott’s plan for 60 minute matches comes from his own personal pain, reports The Sun.

How Yorkshire and Lancashire would line up should an Origin Series be played today, reports Hull Live.

Lockdown frustrating as Leeds forward James Donaldson strives to stay on track, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Shaun Wane making the most of coronavirus lockdown, reports Wigan Today.

What’s on social

Them Ottawa designs are sensational.

Its still gutting that the Paris Saint-Germain expansion didn’t work.

Make sure you catch up on demand if you didn’t get chance to watch it first time around…

What’s on TV/Radio

Fox League LIVE – Fox League (8am)

Former Super League and NRL forward Keith Mason is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. He talks about his switch to the NRL at 20 as well as his new rugby comic – Rugby Blood.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

Tanya Arnold hosts the Super League Show.

Podcast: The Final Hooter #4 – featuring rugby league royalty Ellery Hanley.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Great Britain, Scotland and St Helens full-back Lachlan Coote turns 30 today.

Also celebrating; France international Ilias Bergal (24), St George Illawarra Dragons winger Jordan Pereira (27) and Cook Islands forward Joe Matapuku.

Trivia

The lowest Magic Weekend attendance came in 2010, when 52,043 watched the Super League action at Murrayfield Stadium in Scotland.

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