Rugby League Today: Expansion and ticket price debates plus international reaction

What’s on site

Leeds face further scrutiny when they welcome Castleford in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Thursday, check out the team news and match preview.

Hot on the heels of the England Performance Squad announcement, the England Knights line-up has been revealed.

Tommy Makinson revealed a player’s perspective on representing their country.

Hull’s Albert Kelly is the subject of the quiz of the week. How well do you know the former Hull KR man?

This week’s Have Your Say asks whether New York and Ottawa should be allowed to enter League One. Give us your thoughts.

And in the latest mailbox, this week’s fan letter says we should look closer to home for expansion.

What’s on social

Whatever side of the debate you sit on, it’s clear there is a genuine concern and issue with ticket pricing.

A fair point from a man doing so much to champion rugby league outside the heartlands?

The sooner rugby league stops comparing itself to rugby union, the better.

What’s in the papers

In-form Castleford prop Liam Watts says he is shocked by his England call-up, reports Hull Live.

Ticket prices are still high on the agenda, Wigan Today have done a piece detailing the costs of away tickets for fans across Super League this season.

Another fascinating player piece in The Mirror, as Warrington and England back-rower Ben Currie describes the pain and frustration of being on the sidelines through injury.

Birthdays

Legend of the game, one of the finest players of all time, former Great Britain star Ellery Hanley celebrates his 58th birthday today.

Also celebrating: Ex-Hull and Castleford forward Sione Faumuina (38); former USA international Matt Petersen (39)

What’s on TV/radio

6:00pm FreeSports: Rugby AM

8:35pm Sky Sports Arena: NRL Try Time

10:30pm Sky Sports Mix: NRL Try Time

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

The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.

The Full Eighty Minutes podcast by Proper Sport is available to download now.

The Forty20 Rugby League podcast is available to download now.

The Total Rugby League Show is available to download now.

The Betfred League 1 podcast is available to listen now on the Our League channel.

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