Rugby League Today: Agar on proposed rule changes, Wane on England squad & reserves future

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan has revealed that he has put £500,000 of his own money into the club to help the Warriors through the coronavirus pandemic.

Castleford and England forward Grace Field is beginning to get the World Cup fever with less than 500 days to go until the 2021 tournament.

NRL talking points: Terrific Tedesco, impressive Hiku & marvellous Mitchell.

Newcastle star Kalyn Ponga has signed a new deal that will see him stay with the Knights until the end of 2024.

Brisbane have signed hooker Issac Luke from St George Illawarra for the rest of the 2020 season.

What’s in the papers

England coach Shaun Wane outlines stance on in-form NRL forward Victor Radley, reports the Mirror.

England boss Shaun Wane would love to win World Cup with a team of homegrown players, reports The Sun.

Leeds coach Richard Agar says the Rhinos will adapt to any new rules brought into Super League, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

The reserves competition is expected to be kept on ice in 2021 in a cost-saving measure, with the hope it will be brought back in 2022, reports Wigan Today.

Scott Taylor column: Albert Kelly’s departure, why Hull FC need fair call on neutral grounds and crowd noise, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

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There are some great tries here…

This picture is just brilliant.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Matty Johns Podcast – Watch NRL (10:30am)

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.

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

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

Warrington assistant coach Andrew Henderson turns 41 today.

Also celebrating; Wigan centre Jake Bibby (24), Penrith winger Josh Mansour (30) and Sydney Roosters winger Daniel Tupou (29).

Trivia

The first ever Rugby League World Cup was held in 1954, with Great Britain being crowned champions.

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