Rugby League Today: Contract extensions, fans banned, paper gossip

Drew Darbyshire

We have got the latest on contract extensions and have a number of features for you.

What’s on site

Keegan Hirst has signed a new one-year contract extension with Wakefield Trinity while Paul Clough has penned a two-year deal with Huddersfield Giants.

The Rugby Football League has confirmed that it will be relocating to the Etihad Campus in Manchester.

The papers hit the shelves yesterday and there a number of exclusives with Eddie Hearn in our latest ‘paper talk’ feature.

Warrington Wolves have issued banning orders to four fans while Featherstone Rovers are investigating a pyrotechnic incident that occurred while at Leigh on Sunday.

Our ‘five things’ feature is back. We look at what we learned from the weekend’s action.

Former Wigan prop Frank-Paul Nuuausala says Sydney Roosters has always been his home and is glad to be back at the NRL side.

What’s in the papers

The Mirror discuss the seven talking points from the weekend’s Rugby League action, including talk on St Helens and Wakefield.

NRL opens up can of warms with the play-the-ball crackdown. Accusations of inconsistency lie ahead with referees no longer allowed to turn a blind eye, report The Guardian.

Little magician Ben Barba weaved his spell over Salford as their 38-year jinx carried on, report the Daily Star.

Shaun Wane is hoping Joel Tomkins can kick on after his ‘best game since he came back’, claim Wigan Today.

What’s on social

Seriously though, just how good is Ben Barba?!

From one great full-back to another… A beauty of an assist from Sam Tomkins!

Sky Sports’ Rod Studd and Hull FC’s Liam Watts have been having quite the debate on Twitter!

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Fulltime – 7.00pm & 8.30pm, Sky Sports Arena, presented by Bill Arthur.

Super League Show – 1.00pm, BBC2, 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.