A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
Wakefield centre Reece Lyne is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Lesley Vainikolo, his England debut and Headingley.
Twins Louis and Innes Senior have signed one-year contract extensions with Huddersfield, keeping them at the club until the end of 2021.
What’s in the papers
Rugby league star Luis Johnson hails ‘true survivor’ dad after coronavirus recovery, reports the Mirror.
Wigan’s Jackson Hastings opens up on being ‘in a massive hole’, reports Wigan Today.
Voluntary work in the community has been keeping Leeds player Liam Sutcliffe active during the coronavirus crisis, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.
What’s on social
Old school rugby!
ON THIS DAY – May 19, 1996
An evenly matched contest as @LondonBroncosRL defeat Castleford Tigers 21-20 at Wheldon Road.
Peter Gill put the Broncos ahead late on before a Greg Barwick drop goal ensured the Tigers' late touchdown was not enough to grab a share of the spoils. pic.twitter.com/9LQvaH9BQp
— Sky Sports Rugby League (@SkySportsRL) May 19, 2020
Ken Maumalo is a beast.
Ken finish 😏
Maumalo had a cracker of a 2019 season!
— NRL (@NRL) May 19, 2020
It’s still mad to think rugby league was played at the Nou Camp, a historic day for the sport.
📆 ON THIS DAY | 18.05.2019
Les Dragons écrivaient l’une des plus belles pages de leur histoire en dominant Wigan dans l’un des stades les plus emblématiques au monde avec à la clé une record d’affluence en @SuperLeague avec 31 555 spectateurs au Camp Nou.#Dragons 🐉 pic.twitter.com/JwC9r0O8Nr
— Dragons Catalans (@DragonsOfficiel) May 18, 2020
What’s on TV/Radio
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.
The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.
The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.
Australia, New South Wales and Newcastle legend Andrew Johns turns 46 today.
Also celebrating; Australia and Tonga international Felise Kaufusi (28), former France international Olivier Elima (37) and Leigh winger Adam Higson (33).
Runcorn Highfield hold the record for the longest losing run without a win, with 75 (including two draws) from 1988-91.
The run consisted of 67 Division Two, 3 Challenge Cup ties, 3 Regal Trophy, and 2 Lancashire Cup.
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