A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
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.
ON THIS DAY – April 13 1996
A historic night at Watersheddings as @Roughyeds condemned Leeds to their fourth defeat in four outings with a 25-16 win.
Martin Crompton became the first player to have two tries awarded by the video referee in #SuperLeague history.
— Sky Sports Rugby League (@SkySportsRL) April 13, 2020
What a strange letter.
— Richard Shaw-Wright #PeopleAreIdiots (@thersw) April 12, 2020
Respect to former Warrington and Bradford player Matty Blythe.
Another night looking after our very brave NHS and Paramedic key workers at our secure location! Such a privilege to be a part of this operation during these tough times!! Stay safe everyone!! #NHSthankyou #keyworkers #security #bodyguard #privatesecurity pic.twitter.com/yYTCqck5V6
— Matty Blythe (@mattyblythe88) April 12, 2020
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.
The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.
The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.
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).
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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