What’s on site
Tommy Makinson has received a five-match suspension after pleading guilty to a grab on Castleford’s Liam Watts.
Morgan Knowles has switched his international allegiance from Wales to England.
The latest NRL preview is out now.
Trio to depart Widnes ahead of the 2021 season.
What’s on social
Matty John’s son, Cooper Johns, is set to make his NRL debut.
Storm player 204. 👊 pic.twitter.com/yQ1hN0TS6a
— Melbourne Storm (@storm) August 20, 2020
How good is John Bateman?
𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏 𝑩𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒏, 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒔 🔨
🎥 Fox League pic.twitter.com/7WGuOCzJno
— Canberra Raiders (@RaidersCanberra) August 20, 2020
Swinton Lions have announced a formal community club partnership with Devon Sharks…
Swinton Lions are proud to announce a formal community club partnership agreement with @devonsharks 🦁🦈
The club will work closely with the Sharks on several community initiatives, including helping to build the profile of the sport in the south west.
— Swinton Lions RLFC (@Swinton_Lions) August 19, 2020
NRL stars try to translate some British slang…
Some of the NRL's biggest names try to decode British slang 🤣🇬🇧💂 pic.twitter.com/kZo7f4MWdT
— Watch NRL (@WatchNRL) August 20, 2020
What’s in the papers
ABC are reporting that Ben Barba is set to join Valencia Huracanes after no conviction was recorded against him for the assault of his brother-in-law.
Shaun Wane has praised Hull FC’s and England assistant coach Andy Last, report the Yorkshire Post.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Peter Smith says it’s “too easy” to blame the RFL following COVID-19 outbreak.
Rochdale head coach Matt Calland turns 49 today (August 20).
Also celebrating: Barrow’s Jamie Dallimore (32); former NRL and Super League half-back Brett Finch (39); former New Zealand international and St Helens star Francis Meli (40).
Originally known as ‘Warrington Zingari’, Warrington RFC (later Warrington RLFC) was formed by Timothy Grix of Chatburn. Their first game was against Walton in Liverpool.