Rugby League Today: Burgess praises Thompson, Myler focused on Leeds & Masoe remains positive

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Canberra have confirmed forward John Bateman will leave the club at the end of the 2020 season.

England international and Catalans full-back Sam Tomkins is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Allan Langer, the 2010 Grand Final and the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

NRL talking points: Clint Gutherson drop goal, Gold Coast Titans beat Brisbane Broncos & Cronulla Sharks trio impress.

St Helens have confirmed the return of James Graham from the NRL on a deal until the end of the season.

Luke Thompson has arrived for training at Canterbury after completing his two weeks in quarantine in Australia.

What’s in the papers

Mose Masoe says wiggling toes was best feeling ever as he opens up on inspirational recovery, reports the Daily Star.

Liam Marshall on season restarting – and getting back to team training, reports Wigan Today.

Scott Taylor column: Hull FC have no time to waste in shortened Super League season, reports Hull Live.

Tom Burgess says Luke Thompson will ‘kill it’ in the NRL, reports St Helens Star.

Richie Myler focusing on Leeds following Toronto link, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

Who am I?

It’s official… James Graham is back at St Helens.

What a finish in the corner!

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Matty Johns Podcast – Watch NRL (10:30am)

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.

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 Australia, New South Wales, Newcastle Knights and St Helens centre Matt Gidley turns 43 today.

Also celebrating; Hull FC full-back Jamie Shaul (28), Newcastle Thunder full-back Lewis Young (25) and Wales international Courtney Davies (26).

Trivia

Wales have hosted the Rugby League World Cup twice – 2000 and 2013.

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