Rugby League Today: Burrow on BBC tonight, Ackers on career & Barber fine

What’s on site

Andy Ackers talks to us about his career, from giving the game up, to making it all the way to Super League with Salford.

Halifax’s Ed Barber has been fined for an inappropriate tweet which was in breach of the RFL’s code of conduct.

The Rob Burrow: My year with MND documentary will be shown live on BBC Two tonight at 7pm.

Former Warrington half-back Tyrone Roberts is back on the market after being released by Justin Holbrook’s Gold Coast Titans.

Here are the 21-man squads for tonight’s Super League action.

What’s on social

Nice ending to the cup final press conference with Richard Agar and Ian Watson.

Deary me.

We could get on board with this.

What’s in the papers

“Rob Burrow’s story is heart-wrenching but as impressive and inspiring as anything in sport” – the Telegraph are one of a number of outlets to write about Rob Burrow’s documentary.

Kevin Sinfield breaks down in tears in the documentary when talking about his former team-mate, and partner for an incredible number of trophy successes at Leeds, reports The Sun.

Mikolaj Oledzki will make history on Saturday as the first Polish-born player ever to play in a Challenge Cup final.


Former Great Britain winger turned international model Stuart Reardon turns 39 today (October 13).

Also celebrating: Sky Sports presenter Terry O’Connor (49); Jamaica international Jy-mel Coleman (32); Parramatta back-rower Ryan Matterson (26)

What’s on TV/radio

1pm – Super League Show – BBC Two

5.30pm – Live Super League: Hull v Huddersfield – Sky Sports Arena

7pm – Rob Burrow: My Year with MND – BBC Two

7.45pm – Live Super League: Warrington v Leeds – Sky Sports Arena


Richard Agar and Ian Watson were team-mates in 2001, helping Widnes win promotion to Super League.

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