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.
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!
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) March 17, 2020
Joe Greenwood tells us his experience of self-isolation…
Leeds Rhinos loan forward Joe Greenwood has spoken for first time about his experience of self isolation and tells us how he has been putting his time to good use in the kitchen!
➡ Click here to watch the interview in full https://t.co/BnzSkIWyBZ pic.twitter.com/UQvScQHlYJ
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) March 18, 2020
This looks an interesting watch.
Joining @M_Shaw1 this week, former @Giantsrl legend @BigEorl, Head of Referees Steve Ganson and players rep @carvs81 make up the guest trio debating how the game can survive – or not – with the current sanctions.
Thursday on @FreeSports_TV
— RL Back Chat (@RLBackChat) March 18, 2020
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.
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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