Rugby League Today: Challenge Cup fifth round, Fash future, transfer talk

We have got everything from features, to squad news, to contract extensions, to interviews for you today.

What’s on site

We have taken a look at the six best Scotland internationals in the Super League era and there have been some brilliant players for the Bravehearts over the years.

St Helens missed 37 tackles and made 18 errors against Leeds last week and there are some very interesting stats from round six of Super League in our weekly ‘stat attack’ feature.

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round draw took place on Tuesday night and there are a number of appetising games to look forward to.

Hull FC prop Brad Fash has penned a new three-year contract extension with the club.

Huddersfield academy star Sam Hewitt has been promoted to the first-team and has signed a two-year contract with the club.

We have got the 19-man squads for all of this weekend’s Super League action. Widnes v Salford, Leeds v Castleford, Hull KR v St Helens, Hull FC v Catalans, Warrington v Wakefield, Wigan v Huddersfield.

What’s in the papers

Challenge Cup fifth round draw – Warrington Wolves to face League One opposition while Catalans Dragons travel to York City Knights, report The Mirror.

Josh Charnley revealed Sale Sharks players did not know the Rugby League World Cup was on last year, claim The Sun.

Hull KR star Mose Masoe has made a big admission about his former club St Helens, report the Daily Star.

Josh Charnley says he returns to rugby league a more confident player, according to The Guardian.

Hull FC have signed promising London Broncos prop Lewis Bienek, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

There are several transfer rumours flying around this week…

He was a standout for USA at the World Cup, but can he have the same impact at KR?

The little things can make a big difference sometimes!

What’s on TV/Radio

Live NRL: Melbourne Storm v North Queensland Cowboys – 8.00am, Sky Sports Arena

Super League Golden Point – 7.00pm, Sky Sports Arena

Live Betfred Super League: Widnes Vikings v Salford Red Devils – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Arena

Betfred Super League: Widnes Vikings v Salford Red Devils Highlights – 3.00am, Sky Sports Arena

5 Live Rugby The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest League Express podcast 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.

About Drew Darbyshire 8315 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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