Rugby League Today: Blythe helps NHS, Wigan injury update & impact of furloughing players

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Hull KR co-captain Weller Hauraki has been amazed by how the rugby league community has rallied around his good friend Mose Masoe.

It was a tough start for Tui Lolohea in Super League – but the Tongan now feels at home with Salford and has fully settled in to life with the Red Devils.

This autumn’s Ashes series between England and Australia is in doubt, with the NRL season possibly being played until November.

Commentator Dave Parkinson is the latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Leigh’s promotion to Super League in 2016 and Tim Street.

Keeping up with the Pack: How Toronto players are keeping on top of their nutrition in lockdown.

What’s in the papers

Players union boss reveals impact of furloughing on rugby league stars, reports the Mirror.

Lee Jackson’s storied career headlined by a stint in the ARL alongside great Andrew Johns, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Jake Bibby’s eye injury was worse than first feared, reports Wigan Today.

George Burgess has looked into the future – while preparing for the past, reports The Sun.

RFL Benevolent Fund ensures Hull KR’s Mose Masoe can stay in hospital, reports The Guardian.

What’s on social

That Oldham mascot is absolutely frightening.

What a strange letter.

Respect to former Warrington and Bradford player Matty Blythe.

 

What’s on TV/Radio

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.

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

Scotland captain Dale Ferguson turns 32 today.

Also celebrating; Wests Tigers half-back Josh Reynolds (31), Castleford winger James Clare (29) and former Swinton player Adam Jones (23).

Trivia

George West holds the record for most tries in a rugby league match, scoring 11 for Hull KR against Brookland Rovers in the Challenge Cup on March 4, 1905.

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