Rugby League Today: Club bosses clash, structure talk, new contracts

Drew Darbyshire

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What’s on site

Leeds captain Kallum Watkins has been granted a testimonial which will begin in July.

Hull KR starlet Elliot Wallis has agreed a new three-year contract from the 2019 season onwards.

Batley have released a statement claiming any Super League plan at the last meeting had not made it to the back of a cigarette packet, let alone a finalised decision.

The latest Final Hooter podcast is out now. Dave Parkinson is joined in the studio by Steve Manning and we have exclusive interviews with Robert Elstone and Eamonn McManus.

The latest ‘off the record’ feature is out now. There seems to be a few crossover transfers happening between Super League and the NRL.

St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus thinks Robert Elstone can take Super League to the next level.

Jason Taumalolo has committed his foreseeable future to Tonga rather than New Zealand.

Rugby Football League bosses Brian Barwick and Ralph Rimmer have confirmed that talks for structure change are still ongoing.

Wigan executive director Kris Radlinski has welcomed the appointment of Robert Elstone as chief executive of Super League.

Castleford chairman Ian Fulton thinks Robert Elstone is the right man to take Super League forward.

Wakefield chairman Michael Carter says clubs have never been more united following Super League’s appointment of Robert Elstone as chief executive.

Featherstone chairman Mark Campbell has released a statement slamming a couple of Super League officials over recent comments made.

Adam Perry profiles true Warriors of the game – the West Papua rugby league team, hoping to travel to the London 9s.

Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond has signed a contract extension that will see him remain at Trinity until the end of 2019.

The latest Super League team of the week is out now. There are players from six different clubs this week.

What’s in the papers

Robert Elstone told Super League must grow or the game could ‘wither on the vine’, report The Sun.

Rugby League set for new structure change but power struggle overshadows Robert Elstone introduction, report the Mirror.

RFL steps into rugby league’s restructuring controversy as power struggle continues, report the Mirror.

Steve Price gives update on Kevin Brown’s injury, report Warrington Guardian.

Super League is now way behind rivals and has to change says Eamonn McManus, report St Helens Star.

We need Leeds with us insists Robert Elstone, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Why Hull FC’s Bureta Faraimo needs to change his game to stop costing his side, report Hull Daily Mail.

Will Dagger plans revealed as Hull KR coach Tim Sheens talks new role, report Hull Daily Mail.

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What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Try Time – 11.00am, Sky Sports Arena

Super League Golden Point – 7.00pm, Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Mix, presented by Brian Carney.

LIVE SL: Salford Red Devils v Widnes Vikings – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Mix

Rugby League Masterclass: Scrum-Half – 10.00pm, Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Mix

SL Highlights: Salford Red Devils v Widnes Vikings – Midnight & 12.45am, Sky Sports Arena

Super League Live – 6.00pm, TalkSPORT 2

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.