Rugby League Today: Drinkwater future, Smith to Catalans, Price and McNamara reaction

Drew Darbyshire

There is a lot of news and speculation surrounding Catalans at the minute.

What’s on site

Catalans moved up to sixth in the Super League table after drawing 22-22 at Warrington. Read our report here

Catalans coach Steve McNamara said his side fully deserved a point from their draw at Warrington.

Warrington coach Steve Price said his side didn’t take their chances following their draw against Catalans.

The NRL is coming up with plans to bring back the Australia Kangaroo tours of Great Britain as well as a new Oceania Cup and Four Nations.

We have an opinion piece on Kevin Sinfield’s recent return to Leeds. ‘Sinfield to continue Leeds evolution of culture’.

England have remained third in the RLIF world rankings, despite their recent victory over New Zealand.

Turkey has staged their first ever international as their Under-21s fell to a 26-4 defeat to Serbia in Istanbul.

Josh Morris has signed a two-year contract with Cronulla from 2019 due to Canterbury’s salary cap crisis.

Castleford have released front-rower Callum Bustin for him to join Bradford permanently on an 18-month contract.

Hull KR will be missing Junior Vaivai and Ryan Shaw on Saturday, while Widnes have made three changes. The 19-man squads have been announced.

Salford have signed recently released Manly half-back Jackson Hastings on a deal until the end of the season.

Leigh front-rower Jamie Acton is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after being charged with a Grade E intentional strike with his elbow.

What’s in the papers

Catalans Dragons in pole position to land St Helens half-back Matty Smith, report the Mirror.

Simon Woolford effect drives Huddersfield to seventh win in eight against Wigan, report The Guardian.

Josh Drinkwater receives flood of interest after Catalans impact, report The Sun.

Huddersfield 20 Wigan 12, report Wigan Today.

Injury update on Warrington’s Bryson Goodwin, report Warrington Guardian.

Paul Sculthorpe column: Sick of reading Ben Barba speculation, report St Helens Star.

Superb Huddersfield stun Wigan in fine 20-12 victory, report The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

Kevin Sinfield looking to restore pride and values in Rhinos squad, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

Surprising results last night!

Samy Kibula – remember the name!

Great effort!

Chris Hill reaction to Warrington’s draw against Catalans…

What’s on TV/Radio

The latest Super League Pod is available to download now, in association with Love Rugby League.

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.