Rugby League Today: Catalans to parade Nou Camp, McIlorum hails Cup win, Red Star Belgrade expansion

Drew Darbyshire

Again, expansion is the main talking point in rugby league today.

What’s on site

The latest ‘five things’ feature is out now. There are a number of talking points from the Challenge Cup final weekend.

Red Star Belgrade have submitted a formal bid to enter the Challenge Cup from next year onwards.

Salford coach Ian Watson wants the team to maintain their good attitude when they face Halifax.

Warrington will be without Ben Murdoch-Masila on Thursday, while Hull FC have brought three youngsters in. The 19-man squads have been announced.

The latest column from the editor is out now. After Catalans’ cup glory it’s over to you, Toulouse.

Micky McIlorum said his Challenge Cup win with Catalans ranks as high as any of his career achievements.

The latest ‘have your say’ feature is out now. Will Toulouse follow in the footsteps of Catalans?

Remi Casty said it was a privilege to guide Catalans to their first ever major trophy.

The latest NRL round-up is on site now. Australia and Queensland legend Johnathan Thurston received a fantastic reception in his goodbye game to Townsville.

Barrow have announced the appointments of Joe Slater as stadium director and Andy Gafney as the players director.

What’s in the papers

Catalans Dragons’ uplifting triumph showed off rugby league’s global roots, report The Guardian.

Catalans want to take the Challenge Cup to Barcelona’s Nou Camp after win, report The Sun.

Captain Sean O’Loughlin gives Wigan a derby boost, report Wigan Today.

The Venezuela branch of Warrington supporter’s club, report Warrington Guardian.

Bureta Faraimo discusses Hull FC changes as club looks to future, report Hull Daily Mail.

Hull KR’s Maurice Blair admits he must keep his cool and make an impact on his return, report Hull Daily Mail.

Familiarity with ACL injury helps Leeds’ Kallum Watkins on road to recovery, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Jordan Rankin explains why Huddersfield are set for a bright future, report The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

What’s on social

What a reception!

Sky Sports have made a new intro…

Red Star are coming to town!

This doesn’t get old.

Who is looking forward to the derby?!

What’s on TV/Radio

The latest Super League Pod is available to download now, in association with Love Rugby League.

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.