Rugby League Today: Foster donates hair to charity, calls for government help & Warrington player self-isolates

Drew Darbyshire

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Warrington prop Mike Cooper has signed a new two-year deal with his hometown club.

The NRL continues to march on in to round two, where it will be played behind closed doors. We’ve got an in-depth preview for the second week down under.

Our latest quiz is online now. Can you name the Wigan team from Shaun Wane’s last game in rugby league?

Toronto are in urgent talks with Super League and the Rugby Football League after a travel ban was imposed that is set to delay their homecoming.

Hull KR owner Neil Hudgell believes most Super League clubs will lose around £1million due to the coronavirus pandemic.

What’s in the papers

Salford boss Ian Blease calls for government to help save rugby league, reports the Mirror.

Kieron Purtill wondering if rugby league’s shutdown is his fault after run of luck, reports The Sun.

Rugby league’s new eligibility rules affect England and the Man of Steel, reports The Guardian.

Castleford’s Alex Foster donates flowing locks for worthy causes, reports The Yorkshire Post.

One member of Warrington’s squad has had to self-isolate amid the coronavirus outbreak, reports Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

Paul McShane is running away with it!

Joe Greenwood tells us his experience of self-isolation…

This looks an interesting watch.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Fox League (7:30am)

Thursday Night League – Fox League (8am-10:55am)

LIVE NRL: Canterbury Bulldogs v North Queensland Cowboys (09:05am)

Late Show with Matty Johns – Fox League (10:55am)

Rugby League Back Chat – FreeSports (6pm)

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.

Tanya Arnold hosts the Super League Show.

Podcast: The Final Hooter #4 – featuring rugby league royalty Ellery Hanley.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.


Former Warrington favourite Chris Hicks turns 43 today.

Also celebrating; Leeds winger Tom Briscoe (30), Ireland international Api Pewhairangi (28) and ex-Wigan utility Mark Bell (53).


Brian McDermott holds the record for most Super League titles, having won four with Leeds (2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017).

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