Rugby League Today: Escare confirms future, Wigan and Catalans to play at Nou Camp, new Super League rules

Drew Darbyshire

A lot of big news has come out in the last 24 hours.  

 What’s on site

Morgan Escare has confirmed he will stay at Wigan next year, despite Limoux trying to lure him back to France.

Catalans and Wigan have been invited to play a Super League game at Nou Camp next season.

We have got all of the latest round-ups on site, including the Super 8s and Qualifiers, Championship Shield, League 1 and NRL.

Sylvain Houles will remain as Toulouse coach for the 2019 campaign.

Nathan Cleary has signed a new five-year contract extension with Penrith Panthers.

Bradford have signed winger David Foggin-Johnston on a one-year deal from Hunslet.

The latest ‘paper talk’ feature is out now. Matt Whitley to Saints, Sebastine Ikahihifo offered to clubs, Super League rule changes…

Hull FC back-rower Jack Downs is the latest player to join Batley for the 2019 season.

What’s in the papers

Ending Super 8s is absolutely the right call – and won’t end thrills of survival fight, report the Mirror.

Barcelona’s Nou Camp to host Wigan’s Super League clash against Catalans after plea from president Josep Maria Bartomeu, report The Sun.

NRL: Cooper Cronk hoping for divine intervention to play in Grand Final, report The Guardian.

Morgan Escare confirms his Wigan future, report Wigan Today.

Warrington injury update from St Helens defeat, report Warrington Guardian.

Set of six: Harsh yellows, Wilko’s last waltz, Ben Barba’s brilliance and Jonny Lomax for Man of Steel, report St Helens Star.

Fetuli Talanoa opens up on how Hull FC losing run is one of toughest situations of his career, report Hull Daily Mail.

Hull derby games could be cut to two a year under new Super League fixture proposals, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

Right in the corner!

A few well-deserved beers for the York boys!

Ben Stokes is getting behind Town!

A quick pass from the Italy international!

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Fulltime – 12.30pm, 7.00pm & 8.30pm, Sky Sports Arena, presented by Bill Arthur.

Super League Show – 1.00pm, BBC Two, presented by Tanya Arnold.

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 Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.