Rugby League Today: Dudson to join Catalans, Cooke slams cannonballs & Potter to lead New York

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Leeds forward Cameron Smith has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

The Super League clash between Catalans and Leeds will be played behind closed doors at the Stade Gilbert Brutus on Saturday.

Toronto have confirmed the re-signing of Canadian Quinn Ngawati for the rest of the season.

Castleford captain Michael Shenton says his side want to get back to their “classy” reputation this year.

We have listed everything you need to know about the new Canadian franchise, Ottawa Aces.

What’s in the papers

Paul Cooke hits out on tackle techniques, Ben Flower and disciplinary priorities in passionate plea, reports Hull Live.

Mick Potter to take charge of ambitious New York club with bold plans for 2021, reports the Mirror.

Salford forward Gil Dudson will leave Salford at the end of the 2020 Super League season, reports Manchester Evening News.

Leeds happy to travel despite coronavirus but Catalans face financial hit, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Wigan winger Liam Marshall has been rewarded for his impressive early season form with a new deal, reports Wigan Today.

What’s on social

This is a good watch.

A brilliant photo.

We miss Sam Burgess.

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE: Huddersfield v Toronto (Challenge Cup) – Our League app (7:45pm)

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 Brian McDermott.

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

Betfred have launched a magazine show called The Last Tackle on YouTube, hosted by Mark Pearson.

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.

The latest Total Rugby League Show is available to download now, hosted by Ben Hughes.

The In Touch Show is out now by Betfred.

Birthdays

Leeds winger Luke Briscoe turns 26 today.

Also celebrating; Hunslet prop Alex Rowe (35), Keighley coach Rhys Lovegrove (33) and Tonga international Ata Hingano (23).

Trivia

Lee Briers holds the record for most drop goals in a Super League season with 11 for Warrington in 2002.

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