Rugby League Today: Castleford sign Butterworth, Green joins Bradford, RFL confirm losses
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What’s on site
Our latest quiz is online now. How well do you know Wayne Bennett’s England? Put yourself to the test…
Josh Griffin has signed a new two-year contract extension with Hull FC, keeping him at the club until the end of 2021.
Castleford have signed hooker Reiss Butterworth on loan from Bradford until the end of the season, with front-rower James Green going the other way.
The Rugby Football League have confirmed that it will report a loss of £2.029million for last year but are confident that profits will be made after investing in the future.
The latest ‘off the record’ gossip column is out now. There are a number of potential transfers from Super League to the NRL, while there could be one New Zealand star making his way over to the UK.
Jordan Abdull and Ryan Morgan could both return from injury for Hull FC and St Helens on Friday. The 19-man squads have been announced.
London have signed France international Eloi Pelissier on a deal until the end of the season.
Five regulars are set to return for Leeds on Friday whereas Wakefield have made one change. The 19-man squads have been revealed.
St Helens half-back Rob Fairclough has joined Swinton until the end of the season.
Craig Kopczak and Luke Burgess will return for Salford on Friday and Joe Wardle could make a comeback for Castleford. The 19-man squads have been confirmed.
The latest Super League team of the week has been revealed. There are three Castleford players included in the team of the week from Round 20.
What’s in the papers
State of Origin 2018 Game 3: Queensland Maroons beat NSW Blues – as it happened, report The Guardian.
Gabe Hamlin pays out to Wigan Warriors’ team-mates over crossbar challenge, report Daily Star.
Shaun Wane challenges fringe players: Grab your chances, report Wigan Today.
Toby King edges out Mitch Brown for Wire right centre role, report Warrington Guardian.
Justin Holbrook Q&A: Managing the squad, Ben Barba again, and Catalans’ rise, report St Helens Star.
Rival half-back Jake Trueman inspires Leeds’ Jordan Lilley, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Clubs circling for Josh Griffin led to new Hull FC deal, report Hull Daily Mail.
Why Joel Tomkins and Danny Tickle have gone under the radar in Hull KR’s recent triumphs, report Hull Daily Mail.
What’s on social
It was good to see the England RL squad getting behind the England football side!
Good luck tonight @England – the boys are behind are you!#WorldCup #EngCro #ThreeLions@FrankontheRadio @Baddiel pic.twitter.com/5LDVQzgMGN
— England Rugby League (@England_RL) July 11, 2018
How cool is that?!
We ❤️ this!
A spectacular view of the HJ from the @RedDevilsOnline! pic.twitter.com/99D1Doof00
— Warrington Wolves (@wolvesrl) July 11, 2018
John Bateman was certainly in the mood for last night’s game!
Morning playlist to start of this fine Wednesday morning with.
?????????????? ITS COMING HOME?????????????? pic.twitter.com/VTxdonGFMy
— John Bateman (@johnbateman1) July 11, 2018
A historic moment for New South Wales yesterday!
Time to lift that shield!#Origin pic.twitter.com/rZiWTIW6Vy
— NRL (@NRL) July 11, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.
The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.
The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.
The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.
The latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.
The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.