Rugby League Today: GB tickets, latest gossip, Parcell hope & Ah Van gesture

What’s on site

Tickets are now on sale for the Great Britain Lions tour in New Zealand – are you heading Down Under?

Ben Westwood and Mark Minichiello both announced that they would retire at the end of the season.

Check out all the latest rugby league gossip in the Off the Record column.

Patrick Ah Van has told well wishers looking to support him following his injury at the weekend that he would prefer the money to go straight to Widnes.

Justin Holbrook has confirmed he will leave St Helens to join Gold Coast Titans at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Gareth Widdop says the calibre of players going from NRL to Super League can only be good for progress.

What’s on social

The 2021 World Cup team are already doing great things…

This practice needs to stop.

An interesting comparison of Rochdale’s fortunes since they changed coach.

Huddersfield may be battling relegation, but with their crop of youngsters, they may just be a few shrewd signings away from progress…

Name us a better press box couple. We’ll wait.

Sponsorship isn’t cheap, mind.

What’s in the papers

Jamie Shaul has spoken to The Mirror about Hull’s disappointment in the Challenge Cup and how they want to make up for that by reaching Old Trafford.

The latest update on Matt Parcell in Hull Live may provide some encouragement to Hull KR fans, as they continue their fight against relegation this weekend.

Birthdays

Veteran forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan celebrates his 38th birthday today.

Also celebrating: Salford hooker Logan Tomkins (28); Wales international Ben Morris (22); former New Zealand international Nathan Fien (40).

What’s on TV/radio

5pm – Rugby League Back Chat – FreeSports

7pm – Live Super League: Hull v Wigan – Sky Sports Arena

Trivia

Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Gareth Ellis and Ben Westwood are the only three players left playing in Super League that also played in the 20th century.

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