Rugby League Today: Giant win, more Naulago & State of Mind

Whatโ€™s on site

Huddersfield picked up a vital win at Salford on Thursday night, which further tightens the battle in mid-table above the bottom three.

Hull have exercised an option to give Fijian flier Ratu Naulago a contract extension, keeping him at the club until the end of 2020.

Former Hull prop Liam Watts has signed a new long-term deal at Castleford. He is now committed to the Tigers until the end of 2023.

Warrington have confirmed that Bryson Goodwin will leave the club at the end of the season, returning to South Sydney Rabbitohs.

I’m riding solo in the latest Love Rugby League Weekly, as I discuss the latest rugby league goings on and look ahead to the weekend.

Whatโ€™s on social

A shame that State of Mind has been somewhat marginalised this year, and now doesn’t have it’s own dedicated round, instead being chucked in with next week’s wellbeing round. Their own efforts at least meant awareness on Sky Sports last night.

Eek.

This will please someone in our office.

I’ve seen some drubbings here…

Whatโ€™s in the papers

Ryan Brierley will miss Leigh’s crunch trip to Featherstone on Sunday with a calf injury, reports the Leigh Journal.

Some nice lines on Luke Gale via the BBC in this article, the Castleford half-back saying he’s close to a return but Daryl Powell admitting the physio may say otherwise.

Adam O’Brien took a nasty knock for Huddersfield at Salford last night, reports The Sun, but he recovered sufficiently to watch the latter stages.

Birthdays

Huddersfield back Darnell McIntosh celebrates his 22nd birthday today, having scored a couple of tries and three goals in the win over Salford last night.

Also celebrating today: Warrington forward Matt Davis (23); former England and Warrington centre Chris Bridge (35); ex-Harlequins and Huddersfield back-rower Chris Bailey (37); Scotland international Lee Paterson (38).

Whatโ€™s on TV/radio

11am – Live NRL: Wests Tigers v Sydney Roosters – Sky Sports Arena

7pm – Live Super League: Castleford v Leeds – Sky Sports Main Event/Arena

Trivia

In the UK an average of 84 men take their lives each week, making suicide the biggest killer of men under the age of 50. Visit the State of Mind website.