Rugby League Today: Hall exit confirmed, Drinkwater future, Wigan land Hankinson

Drew Darbyshire

We have plenty of news stories for you today.

What’s on site

Great Britain legend Martin Offiah will be inducted into Widnes’ Hall of Fame later this year.

Catalans coach Steve McNamara has revealed the club want to keep Josh Drinkwater beyond this season.

Our latest ‘have your say’ feature is out now. Should Super League be a 14-team league?

Wigan have signed Swinton centre Chris Hankinson with immediate effect for an undisclosed fee on a deal until 2020, with the option of a further year.

Chris Hankinson could make his Wigan debut on Thursday, while St Helens will be without in-form back-rower Zeb Taia. The 19-man squads have been revealed.

York have made a statement of intent by securing the services of coach James Ford on a full-time deal for the next three years.

Leeds have confirmed that Ryan Hall will leave the Rhinos at the end of the 2018 season.

The parents of Max Blakeley have sent their heartfelt thanks to the first aiders and paramedics for their attempts to save their son on the weekend.

Michael Oldfield and Siliva Havili have signed contract extensions with Canberra until the end of 2020.

Sheffield have pointed out plenty of positives in a recent statement but are immensely struggling to pay for their Olympic Legacy Park home.

The latest team of the week is out now. There are three Huddersfield players included.

What’s in the papers

Kevin Sinfield shocked by Australian attempts to change rugby league’s international schedule, report the Mirror.

RFL’s £2m losses include over £300,000 to part company with Nigel Wood, report The Guardian.

Kevin Sinfield hits out at NRL’s plan for international rugby league, report The Sun.

Warriors sign Swinton centre Chris Hankinson, report Wigan Today.

New legacy for Warrington in 2021 Rugby League World Cup bid, report Warrington Guardian.

Saints prop Luke Thompson relishes Wigan derby clash, report St Helens Star.

Hull FC looking to redefine Gareth Ellis’ role at the club, report Hull Daily Mail.

Injuries take hold but Hull KR could have Lee Jewitt back, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

Shocking to hear!

But there will always be respect for one another…

Good to see Workington player Jamie Doran reply with a classy message.

What a career for Ryan Hall at Leeds.

He has scored quite a few tries since then…

What’s on TV/Radio

The latest Super League Pod is available to download now, in association with Love Rugby League.

The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.

The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.

The latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.

The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.