Rugby League Today: Clubs could lose £1m, St Helens suspend training & Hull’s coaching candidates

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

We’ve picked out six potential replacements for Lee Radford as Hull FC head coach. We’ll give you one of them: Craig Fitzgibbon.

Toronto star Sonny Bill Williams will undergo knee surgery but will not miss a Super League game.

Meet Rebekah Wilson: The Olympian who has been revitalised by playing rugby league. What a story!

Widnes chief executive Phil Finney says their turbulent experience of 2019 has left the club well prepared for the uncertainty of the current situation.

Wigan star Jackson Hastings says he has a burning desire to play for England against Australia in the Ashes series this autumn.

What’s in the papers

Meet Stephen Ball: Rugby league’s unsung hero who deals with tragedy, trauma and triumph, reports the Mirror.

Sky Sports to let customers pause their subscription for free to stop fans shelling out on coronavirus-hit events, reports The Sun.

St Helens suspend training and spell out other measures, reports St Helens Star.

Leeds chief Gary Hetherington believes coronavirus is rugby league’s toughest test, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Hull KR owner fears Super League clubs will each lose £1m to coronavirus, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

A throwback to Wakefield-Widnes two years ago…

Another superb podcast.

It’s got to be Pat Richards, hasn’t it?

What’s on TV/Radio

The Matty Johns Podcast – Fox League (8:30am)

Rugby AM – FreeSports (6pm)

Inside Super League – Sky Sports Arena (7pm)

Former Super League and NRL forward Keith Mason is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. He talks about his switch to the NRL at 20 as well as his new rugby comic – Rugby Blood.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

Tanya Arnold hosts the Super League Show.

Podcast: The Final Hooter #4 – featuring rugby league royalty Ellery Hanley.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Canberra Raiders half-back Sam Williams turns 29 today.

Also celebrating; Fiji international Joe Lovodua (22), ex-Wigan full-back Jack Murphy (28) and Batley’s Anthony Bowman (28).

Trivia

Iestyn Harris holds the record for most points in a Super League game with 42 for Leeds against Huddersfield in 1999.

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