Rugby League Today: Graham on his future, Sutcliffe helps community & Serbia lead the way

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Paper Talk: Saints eye James Tamou, Josh Jones committed to Hull & Israel Folau’s future.

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.

Sky Sports will show Castleford’s semi-final win over St Helens from 2017 on Friday night.

The RFL has provided a new guidance to community clubs and junior teams during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Rugby league players in Serbia could pave the way for UK after training resumes, reports The Sun.

James Graham puts Super League clubs on alert with St George Illawarra star yet to start talks for next season, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Old school rugby!

Ken Maumalo is a beast.

It’s still mad to think rugby league was played at the Nou Camp, a historic day for the sport.

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.

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

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).

Trivia

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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