Rugby League Today: Bennett supports June Test, Doctor on Denver, NZ begin coach search

Drew Darbyshire

There is a lot of hype surrounding the international game today.

What’s on site

England coach Wayne Bennett and the English NRL players have released a statement in support of the mid-season Test against New Zealand in Denver going ahead.

We have taken a look at five things we learned from the weekend’s action. There is plenty of talk on Super League, Championship, League 1 and Challenge Cup.

In an exclusive interview with, Aaron Heremaia said he has been impressed with Widnes’ young players when filling in for their injured forwards this season.

Dean Bell will chair a high-powered panel to lead the process of finding the best candidate to be the next coach of New Zealand.

Former Wales international Paul Emanuelli has been appointed head coach of the Wales Students side.

We have our weekly round-ups on the NRL, Championship and League 1.

There are a number of exclusives in this week’s trade newspapers. We have taken a look through in our latest ‘paper talk’ feature.

What’s in the papers

Prolific Krisnan Inu is ready for ‘make or break’ Easter period with Widnes Vikings, report The Mirror.

Luke Gale is happy for Castleford Tigers to remain under the radar after thrilling win at Elland Road, report The Mirror.

England doctor Chris Brookes dismisses NRL concerns over player safety in June test against New Zealand in Denver, claim The Mirror.

Manly Sea Eagles have been fined by the NRL for salary cap breaches, suggest The Guardian.

Revitalised London Broncos trust in youth to fulfil Branson prophecy, report The Guardian.

Super League twins Jay and Ted Chapelhow lift lid on life at Widnes Vikings, report the Daily Star in an exclusive.

England’s NRL based players come out fighting as a war of words breaks out, according to The Sun.

What’s on social

Over 18,000 people will be inside the Totally Wicked Stadium for the traditional Good Friday clash between St Helens and Wigan! It’s great to see it has sold out.

Crash, bang, wallop!

Can you help Batley coach Matt Diskin out? Haha!

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Fulltime – 10.00pm, Sky Sports Action, presented by Bill Arthur.

The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest League Express podcast is available to download now.

The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.

The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.

The latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.

The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.