Rugby League Today: Cox tributes, national coach working on frontline & government rescues RL

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The government has announced a £16million cash injection to the RFL to help rescue the future of the game.

Former Hull KR and Warrington prop Jordan Cox has passed away at the age of 27.

Wakefield prop David Fifita says he would love to see the Exiles team return to face England.

Former Great Britain international Bobbie Goulding has come up with a plan to take Super League global and to a wider audience.

NRL dream XIII based on top try scorers in each position. This incredible line-up has scored a staggering 1,463 tries collectively.

Leigh utility Craig Mullen is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Sam Tomkins, that Liam Farrell try and losing an Academy Grand Final.

What’s in the papers

Rugby league lands £16million government cash injection to secure future, reports the Mirror.

Rugby league gets £16m emergency loan from government, reports The Guardian.

Rugby league lands £16million government bailout package amid coronavirus, reports The Sun.

Government pledges £16million to rescue rugby league and save 2021 World Cup, reports the Daily Star.

Meet the national team coach who is working nights in a coronavirus ward, reports The Guardian.

What’s on social

A moving tribute to Jordan Cox. RIP.

What a kick return from Cox!

Thoughts are with Cox’s family, friends and team-mates at this time.

 

What’s on TV/Radio

Our partners at Football365 have launched a cool YouTube channel.

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.

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

Former France, Paris Saint-Germain and Catalans forward Pascal Jampy turns 47 today.

Also celebrating; Ireland international Scott Grix (36), ex-Salford and Wakefield forward James Hasson (27) and Fijian twins Daniel and Jacob Saifiti (24).

Trivia

Jim Sullivan has made the most ever appearances in rugby league, playing 928 games for Wigan between 1921-46.

As a full-back, the Welshman debuted for Wigan aged 17, going on to kick 2,867 goals in a 25-year career.

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