Rugby League Today: Hall linked with NRL, grassroots to receive boost, Connor injury blow

Drew Darbyshire

There are 15 new stories on site.

What’s on site

Birkenshaw Bluedogs have announced the passing of Max Blakeley after he felt unwell during a game and later become poorly.

The latest ‘paper talk’ feature is out now. There are two weeks left until the transfer deadline and rumours are flying left, right and all of the way down the M62!

Promising half-back Olly Russell has signed a new two-year contract with Huddersfield.

Hull KR forward Lee Jewitt has signed a new two-year deal, keeping him at the club until the end of 2020.

We have got round-ups from all of the weekend’s action, including Super League, Championship, League 1 and NRL.

Leeds winger Ryan Hall has been linked with a move to Sydney Roosters for 2019.

Rugby league is on the rise in Netherlands after Amsterdam Cobras beat Den Haag Knights in the NRLB Grand Final.

The government will invest £10million in local clubs and community projects as part of the RLWC2021 Facilities Legacy programme.

The Rugby League Football has announced that Ralph Rimmer has become its new chief executive with immediate effect.

Bradford have signed Leeds half-back Jordan Lilley on loan for the rest of the season.

Catalans forward Kenny Edwards has received a caution from the match review panel for other contrary behaviour.

Hull FC star Jake Connor has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a high-grade hamstring tear.

What’s in the papers

Salford Red Devils target move for Manly Sea Eagles hooker Joey Lussick, report The Sun.

Tom Davies: Super League needs a real reserve system, report Wigan Today.

Four home fixtures for Wire in Super 8s, report Warrington Guardian.

Zeb Taia sidelined with dislocated thumb, report St Helens Star.

Brendan Elliot will aid Leigh’s Middle 8s push says Kieron Purtill, report Leigh Journal.

Jordan Abdull eyes Hull FC momentum as he talks recovery and Jake Connor blow, report Hull Daily Mail.

Danny Tickle on why Hull KR must adopt this approach to crunch time in season, report Hull Daily Mail.

Mixed emotions for Brad Singleton after Leeds draw, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

A fantastic bit of promotion from the Bulls.

A clean pair of heels from Olly Ashall-Bott!

What a try!

Gareth Widdop looks a bit different!

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.