Round 19 of Super League gets underway today but first, take a look at the latest news.
What’s on site
Warrington have signed promising back-rower Matt Davis from London on a two-year deal from 2019.
England will face France at Leigh Sports Village in preparation for the Autumn International Series against New Zealand.
Parramatta co-captain Beau Scott has hung up his boots after picking up a season ending ACL injury earlier this year.
Netherlands coach Kane Krlic has announced his 24-man squad for the upcoming internationals.
Wakefield youngster Lee Kershaw has extended his loan deal at Oldham for the rest of the season.
Danny McGuire will return from injury alongside two others for Hull KR on Friday and Huddersfield have made just one change. The 19-man squads have been announced.
Sika Manu and Dean Hadley are expected to be back for Hull FC on Friday, but Widnes have made five changes. The 19-man squads have been revealed.
England stars Stefan Ratchford and Chris Hill will not feature for Warrington against a Salford side who have made three changes ahead of Friday’s game. The 19-man squads are out.
All of St Helens’ England contingent are set to play on Friday, while Liam Finn could make a return for Wakefield. The 19-man squads have been confirmed.
Our latest ‘off the record’ feature is out now. Huddersfield’s Australian target, clubs chasing Dom Crosby, Ryan Hall in demand and George Williams’ future all in this week’s gossip column.
Toronto back-rower Andrew Dixon has received a one-match suspension and a £250 fine for a Grade B dangerous contact charge.
Hull KR forward Mose Masoe has signed a new three-year contract with the club.
What’s in the papers
Shaun Wane grumbles at England demands as he attempts to get Wigan duo ready for Leeds, report Wigan Today.
Steve Price laughs off talk of move for Chris Sandow, report Warrington Guardian.
Justin Holbrook Q&A: Blank weekend benefits, England, Matty Lees’ progress, report St Helens Star.
Francis Cummins sees Widnes progress, despite losing run, report Runcorn and Widnes World.
Waiting game for Wakefield Trinity captain Danny Kirmond after knee surgery, report The Yorkshire Post.
Cruel blow as Casteford’s Jy Hitchcox ‘breaks back’, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Brad Fash learning off Hull FC seniors but eager to make own impact, report Hull Daily Mail.
Tactical change-up could see Hull KR beat Huddersfield Giants, report Hull Daily Mail.
What’s on social
Passionate words from Jy Hitchcox.
scans come back with a muscle torn from the bone and two small fractures at the base of my spine. Gutted I may have played my last game in a tigers shirt but rest assure I will do everything I can to get myself back fit and do all I can to wear the shirt one more time. @CTRLFC
— Jy Hitchcox (@Jybees) June 27, 2018
— Workington Town ?⚪️ (@WorkingtonTown) June 26, 2018
Championship attendances on weekend:
Dewsbury v Leigh (1,351)
Halifax v Batley (1,561)
London v Swinton (684)
Rochdale v Toulouse (304)
Sheffield v Featherstone (917)
Toronto v Barrow (5,287)
— Drew Darbyshire (@DarbyshireDrew) June 27, 2018
It's the England Homecoming!
Taking on @FFRXIII this October in the first game on home soil for nearly 2 years ??
— England Rugby League (@England_RL) June 27, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
Super League Golden Point – 7.00pm, Sky Sports Arena
LIVE SL: Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Arena
SL Highlights: Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos – 1.00am, Sky Sports Arena
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