We have news from all around the globe today.
What’s on site
England’s Test match against New Zealand at Anfield this October has been pushed back by a day.
The latest ‘Final Hooter’ podcast is out now. Episode 19 of the Final Hooter sees us concentrate on the big result from Wembley.
The latest ‘off the record’ feature is out now. Who wants the Leigh job? Where is Matty Smith off to? Who is selling their League 1 licence? Find out more in this week’s gossip column.
Former Swinton star Dennis Gordon has passed away, aged 77.
Wigan have launched a heritage shirt to celebrate the club’s past players.
Wayne Reittie and Johnny Campbell have signed contract extensions with Batley for next season.
St Helens pair Luke Thompson and Ryan Morgan could return on Friday along with Wigan duo Sean O’Loughlin and Oliver Gildart. The 19-man squads have been announced.
Huddersfield may welcome back three starters on Friday but Wakefield will be missing David Fifita. The 19-man squads have been revealed.
Australia players have agreed to take a significant pay-cut to make sure their one-off Test against Tonga is given the green light.
Sam Tomkins thinks a Challenge Cup win for Catalans can be the catalyst for the club winning more trophies.
What’s in the papers
Cronulla Sharks salary cap scandal rocks NRL on finals eve, report The Guardian.
Saints’ focus will be on a ‘real’ trophy rather than finishing top says Sam Tomkins, report Wigan Today.
Morgan Knowles: Facing Sean O’Loughlin, playing Wigan and building for knockout rugby, report St Helens Star.
Ben Westwood to miss Warrington game against Hull FC, report Warrington Guardian.
Mickey Paea rubbishes suggestion Hull FC have given up on season and says win would do miracles, report Hull Daily Mail.
Hull KR’s Ben Crooks calls for changes to Super League structure and Million Pound Game, report Hull Daily Mail.
Leeds focusing on fitness for final push says Josh Walters, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
What’s on social
Four of the top five are hookers! Massive efforts.
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) August 29, 2018
A famous face at Derwent Park.
In the 3rd of our World Leader tweets, here we see a Town Putin at the scrum…
Town vs @YorkKnightsRLFC this Sunday, Derwent Park, 3pm.
Vlad is a Town fan. Be like Vlad pic.twitter.com/koUxhB2efk
— Workington Town ?⚪️ (@WorkingtonTown) August 29, 2018
Wigan have launched a new shirt!
? On the day Rugby League celebrates its 123rd birthday we have teamed up with @UncleJoesSweets to release a limited edition heritage shirt! Here's Kris Radlinski to explain more.
— Wigan Warriors ?⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) August 29, 2018
123 glorious years.
Happy 123rd Birthday Rugby League!
On this day in 1895, at the George Hotel in Huddersfield, 21 clubs voted to break away from the Rugby Football Union to form the Northern Rugby Football Union (now known as Rugby League).#RugbyLeague #IntRL pic.twitter.com/3jwVYICQoB
— International RL (@IntlRL) August 29, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
LIVE NRL: Rabbitohs v Tigers – 10.50am, Sky Sports Arena
Super League Golden Point – 7pm, Sky Sports Arena
LIVE SUPER 8s: Warrington Wolves v Hull FC – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Arena
Super 8s Highlights: Warrington Wolves v Hull FC Highlights, 1am – Sky Sports Arena
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.