Rugby League Today: Hardaker, Roger Millward tribute, selection headaches and New York game off

No Thursday night action this week, but plenty still to get your teeth stuck in to.

What’s on site

Zak Hardaker grabbed the headlines at the end of Wednesday as it was confirmed by Castleford that he had been sacked, following his suspension for drugs use. Rumours of a move to Wigan have just stepped up a notch.

Plans to hold a Super League game in New York this season are off – catch up with all the latest in our Off the Record gossip column.

Wigan confirmed the release of prop Frank-Paula Nuuausala, whose future has been under speculation for virtually the entire off-season.

Check out our new Stat Attack feature, which breaks down player and penalty stats and a bit more in to a visual display with some interesting results.

Ahead of a full programme of Super League returning this weekend, St Helens coach Justin Holbrook is facing yet more selection headaches.

What’s in the papers

The Wigan press understandably have an angle on the talk linking Hardaker to the Warriors – the club’s press conference today should be interesting.

Hull KR have ended their search for a new half-back, for now. The Hull Daily Mail report that Tim Sheens will put his faith in Chris Atkin and Matty Marsh.

What’s on social

Early contender for rugby league tweet of the year. How about this for a tribute to late Hull KR legend Roger Millward?

Is this the fastest rugby league try ever? It’s from Manchester Rangers against Rochdale Mayfield back in 2016 by the brilliantly named Tyrone Chipchase.

Given the revelations about Salford this week, it’s hard not to be cynical over their future.

What’s on TV/radio

No games on TV tonight but…

Zak Hardaker dominates the talk on the latest talkSPORT2 podcast.

Sky Sports have confirmed their TV fixtures over the Easter weekend.

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