Rugby League Today: England Test moved, Tomkins on Catalans success, Red Star Belgrade want League 1 spot

Drew Darbyshire

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.

Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall have both signed one-year contract extensions with Wests Tigers.

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

Red Star Belgrade target a Challenge Cup place – and a spot in League 1, report The Sun.

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.

A famous face at Derwent Park.

Wigan have launched a new shirt!

123 glorious years.

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.