Rugby League Today: Hardaker banned, Huddersfield appoint Woolford, Russell future

We have got a whole range of stories and features for you today.

What’s on site

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

Zak Hardaker has been banned for 14 months by UK Anti-Doping after failing a drugs test.

Huddersfield Giants have appointed Australian Simon Woolford as their new head coach until the end of the 2020 season.

Our latest ‘paper talk’ feature is here. There are several juicy stories in the latest newspapers.

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens said his side didn’t complete enough sets in the second half to see the game out against Leeds.

Leeds coach Brian McDermott praised his sides defence in their win at Hull KR but said they need to work on their attack.

What’s in the papers

Storm clouds, Turkish knowledge badgers and good old-fashioned ribbing – 7 talking points from rugby league weekend, report the Mirror.

Toronto Wolfpack beat Salford Red Devils to sign Scotland international Matty Russell, claim the Mirror.

When a try is not a try and other unanswered NRL questions, Matt Cleary discusses Nene MacDonald’s try in the NRL for The Guardian.

Toronto Wolfpack are on their way to the Super League, so get used to it, says Gavin Willacy in his column for The Guardian.

Hull KR’s Junior Vaivai learned about the cross-city rivalry from a 12-year-old, claim The Sun.

England boss Wayne Bennett is not happy even though his Brisbane side won, claim The Sun.

Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane gives Jake Shorrocks a licence to impress, report Wigan Today.

What’s on social

Our ‘five things we learned’ feature is back!

This is brilliant to see from West Wales following their 144-0 defeat against York.

Nightmare! Luckily for him, Bradford won…

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Fulltime – 7pm, Sky Sports Arena, presented by Bill Arthur.

Super League Show – 7:10am, BBC Two, presented by Tanya Arnold.

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.

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