We have got a lot of juicy tales and stories for you today.
What’s on site
Our latest ‘paper talk’ feature is online now, featuring talk on Ben Barba, ball changes, Wayne Bennett, Daryl Powell and Super League on the road.
Former Super League ace Andre Savelio has been ruled out of the NRL season after picking up an ACL injury when making his Brisbane Broncos debut.
Former Leigh Centurions star Josh Drinkwater is set to sign for NSW Cup club Wests Magpies.
Widnes have announced a two-year partnership agreement with North Wales which will see Vikings players loaned to the Crusaders.
David Kidwell’s future as coach of the New Zealand national team looks in doubt.
What’s in the papers
Wigan Today report that the RFL is to take no further action against agent Andy Clarke over the Denny Solomona saga.
Hull Daily Mail have published their latest ‘Rugby League RECAP’ feature, including talk on Todd Carney to Hull KR, Curtis Naughton making Hull FC return and Scott Taylor’s injury.
Hull Daily Mail’s Craig Murdock has had his say on the upcoming clashes between the Super League and NRL outfits this weekend.
Morgan Knowles has been charged with a Grade E offence, report St Helens Star.
What’s on social
Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has slammed some journalists in an interview with League Weekly…
A very dangerous path for Gary H to be treading in the trades this morning, in my humble opinion.. pic.twitter.com/rf4ACWlp7i
— Neil Hudgell (@NeilHudgell) February 12, 2018
Radio presenter Mark Wilson has had his say on Hetherington…
The disappointing thing about Hetherington’s comments is that of the small band of journalists who still cover #rugbyleague, most of them champion the sport when possible. Too many times though a lack of information makes their job very difficult. Too much cloak and dagger
— Mark Wilson (@MarkWilsonRadio) February 12, 2018
York City Knights media manager and Love Rugby League contributor Gavin Wilson has also had a few words to say about the Hetherington situation…
Hetherington really endearing himself to the #RugbyLeague media this morning. I trust the next SL CEO meeting will be an open house so that all those hard working 'pi** poor journalists' can be in possession of the full facts then?
— Gavin Wilson (@GavWilson) February 12, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
The BBC Radio 5 Live Rugby League podcast is now available to download on Apple Podcasts and other podcast providers, presented by Dave Woods.
You can watch or listen back the Rugby League on Proper Sport on their Facebook page, click here to watch.
James Gordon and Drew Darbyshire were on Love Rugby League Weekly last week discussing all things Super League, Championship and League 1. Watch it here.