Rugby League Today: Brisbane’s young English prospect, players want voice & NRL is back

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The NRL returns today and we have a full, in depth preview to round three of the competition. Tyrone Roberts is set to start at full-back for Gold Coast, Alex Glenn has given a boost to Brisbane and George Williams will start for Canberra.

Super League players have been posting a picture of a blue square on social media in a stance against proposals to reduce the salary cap.

Jamie Soward is excited by the return of the NRL, which returns on Thursday.

The NRL has confirmed three ‘themed rounds’ for the rest of the 2020 campaign.

South Sydney forward Cameron Murray has signed a contract extension that will see him stay at the club until the end of 2025.

What’s in the papers

English eyes on Brisbane starlet Herbie Farnworth as NRL resumes Down Under – with national coach Shaun Wane among those tuning in, reports the Mirror.

Leeds coach Richard Agar hopes playing behind closed doors is a temporary measure, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Wigan forward Liam Farrell says Super League players want a ‘voice’ in talks about resuming the season and cutting the salary cap, reports Wigan Today.

England’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a test match this year, reports The Sun.

Most of the current planning being done by Batley is primarily focused on next season with coach Craig Lingard unsure when, if at all, the Championship season will resume, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

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What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE NRL: Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels (10:55am) – Sky Sports Arena

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

Former Bradford and Wakefield forward Glenn Morrison turns 44 today.

Also celebrating; former Leigh forward Toby Adamson (30), Batley half-back Danny Yates (26) and Italy international prop Daniel Alvaro (27).

Trivia

Sydney Roosters hold the record for most Minor Premierships in Australian Rugby League history, having claimed the title 20 times.

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