A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
International Rugby League chief executive Nigel Wood will retire from his position at the end of the year.
Our latest have your say feature is out now. If Super League started from scratch, what teams would you have in?
Leigh captain Danny Addy has made no secret of the fact that the Centurions are aiming for promotion back to Super League this year.
What’s in the papers
Rugby league players’ chief warns clubs not to blacklist players, reports The Guardian.
Hull FC forward Gareth Ellis says he doesn’t fancy playing after he’s turned 40 but hasn’t ruled it out just yet, reports The Yorkshire Post.
What’s on social
Jason Robinson was quick.
ON THIS DAY – May 3, 1999
The Cherry and Whites were in red hot form, scoring five tries in 11 second half minutes – including Robinson's hat-trick touchdown. pic.twitter.com/18dvs9ffSW
— Sky Sports Rugby League (@SkySportsRL) May 3, 2020
It is important to remember that £16million from the government is a loan and not a grant.
Very well said, too many seem to be forgetting already that this has to be repaid, it’s not a grant/gift. Anyone applying to RFL for funding must include a detailed schedule of repayment especially SL clubs who will be getting more monies – otherwise they’ll drown in debt https://t.co/U18PAXjAHG
— philkinsella (@philkinsella) May 1, 2020
A good watch…
Joey selects his favourite English players of all time in the NRL era.
— NRL on Nine (@NRLonNine) May 3, 2020
What’s on TV/Radio
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.
The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.
The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.
Former St Helens and Bradford forward Sonny Nickle turns 51 today.
Also celebrating; Bradford legend Lesley Vainikolo (41), ex-St Helens and London centre Ryan Morgan (30) and New Zealand international Joseph Tapine (26).
Keith Elwell holds the record for the longest run of consecutive appearances in rugby league, playing 242 games straight for Widnes. The hooker’s run started in 1977 and ended in 1982.
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