Rugby League Today: Donaldson targets quick recovery, Knowles expected to play & coronavirus latest

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Six Hull FC players, including five that played in the defeat to Salford on Sunday, and two members of the club’s coaching staff have tested positive for COVID-19 following the game.

Super League has revealed its TV figures following the competition’s restart on August 2.

A number of Toronto Wolfpack players have made a plea to the RFL for support after going a third month without pay.

Leigh have signed Adam Walker on a deal until the end of the 2021 season, while Liam Hood has re-signed with the Centurions for 2021.

Castleford have confirmed that prop Dan Fleming has joined the club on a one-month trial.

What’s in the papers

Saints are confident Morgan Knowles will be passed fit to face Wakefield on Sunday, reports St Helens Star.

Time for Huddersfield youngsters to step up in absence of Lee Gaskell, says Jermaine McGillvary, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Paul Cooke explains why Super League rule changes will make a huge impact, reports Hull Live.

‘It’s not as bad as it sounds’ – Leeds forward James Donaldson pledges quick recovery from fractured back, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

How will Super League be impacted by COVID-19 cases at Hull FC? reports Wigan Today.

What’s on social

A nice tribute to Paul McShane…

This is great to see.

Quality.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Matty Johns Podcast – Watch NRL (10:30am)

Podcast: The Final Hooter #7 – Toronto fans react to Wolfpack woes and the return of Super League.

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.

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

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

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

Birthdays

Former Australia, Queensland and Brisbane back-rower Matt Gillett turns 32 today.

Also celebrating; former Toulouse centre Gavin Marguerite (25).

Trivia

Sheffield will host one game at the 2021 World Cup, with Bramall Lane hosting England v Greece.

Listen to The Final Hooter podcast, featuring exclusive interviews, every week. SUBSCRIBE to Love Rugby League on Apple Podcasts.

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