Rugby League Today: Frayssinous to coach Ottawa, multi-game venues & more dates for return to training

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Wigan fan Darren Harrison is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks that historic World Club Challenge win over Manly, Brett Kenny and his favourite away ground.

James Graham believes Canterbury’s new signing Luke Thompson will be a huge success in the NRL.

Warrington have so far suffered a shortfall of around £1.4million due to the coronavirus pandemic, the club’s chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick has revealed.

RLWC2021 has announced a collaboration with IRL which will see both organisations working together on the broadcast production of matches at the tournament, in addition to the sale of broadcast rights across the world.

James Graham is determined to enjoy success with St Helens this season, but will not make any promises beyond the 2020 campaign.

What’s in the papers

Laurent Frayssinous targets Super League after appointment at ambitious Ottawa Aces, reports the Mirror.

Wigan Athletic’ administration will not impact on Wigan Warriors’ use of DW Stadium, reports Wigan Today.

Leeds half-back Luke Gale says multi-game venues are the safe way forward, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

England rugby league doctor Chris Brookes says it is the right time for the game to return, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Confirmed dates of returns to match action and training have lifted everyone at Warrington, reports Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

Who am I?

What a game!

Laurent Frayssinous has been appointed as head coach of Ottawa Aces.

 

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (7:30am)

LIVE NRL: Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons (9am) – Sky Sports Arena

LIVE NRL: Parramatta Eels v North Queensland Cowboys (10:55am) – Sky Sports Arena

2005: Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos (8pm) – Sky Sports Arena

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.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

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.

Birthdays

Former Great Britain, England, Ireland, Wigan, Widnes and Barrow forward Mick Cassidy turns 47 today.

Also celebrating; Wigan hooker Sam Powell (28), St Helens forward Jack Ashworth (25) and Wests Tigers prop Alex Twal (24).

Trivia

Papua New Guinea has held the Rugby League World Cup once – 2017.

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