Rugby League Today: Charnley returns, Walmsley out long-term, Widdop like Lockyer

Drew Darbyshire

We have got SO many stories for you today.

What’s on site

Warrington Wolves have confirmed the signing of Sale Sharks winger Josh Charnley until the end of the 2020 season with immediate effect.

Our latest ‘paper talk’ feature is very juicy. We have scanned through the trade papers and there is talk on Sheffield hosting World Cup matches, Elstone on the verge of becoming Super League chief, Farah next in line for Super League move, Salford still looking to play in America and St Helens letting the fans down.

Dual-code legend David Watkins has been inducted into the Wales Rugby League hall of fame.

St Helens and England prop Alex Walsmley has been ruled out for ‘the long term’ after fracturing a bone in his neck.

We have got a very interesting preview and look ahead to the film ‘as good as it gets’, a story of Leeds Rhinos’ golden generation. A fun and interesting read.

Barrow Raiders have signed free agent Gene Ormsby until the end of the season.

What’s in the papers

Jamie Peacock has published his latest column for The Mirror. He thinks England’s American adventure against New Zealand will rank alongside Grand Finals and Challenge Cups as an occasion.

The Mirror have picked up out seven talking points from the weekend’s rugby league action. Leeds beat St Helens in thriller but the weather takes its toll on round six.

Salford are in talks about playing a Super League match in New Jersey, report The Guardian.

NRL to ‘throw book’ at culprit following Greg Inglis racial abuse claim, claim The Guardian.

Is Gareth Widdop the new Darren Lockyer? One man thinks he may be, according to The Sun.

Castleford Tigers are facing a fixture pile up after they had another Super League game postponed, suggest Daily Star.

What’s on social

Is Regan Grace the fastest player in Super League?

Five things we learned from the weekend’s action. St Helens are beatable, Leeds should be talked about more, player welfare must come first, the Cumbrians march on, no teams fear going to Catalans anymore…

Note: Strong language!

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Show – 12.15am, BBC1 (North), presented by Tanya Arnold.

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.