Rugby League Today: Hull FC under severe threat, players committed to Super League & Gale backs Watkins

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Oldham assistant coach Brendan Sheridan has been discharged from hospital after defeating coronavirus.

Hull FC fan Adam Owston is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Gareth Ellis, the 2016 Challenge Cup final and a War of the Roses return.

We’ve taken a look at six of the best NRL scrum-halves at the moment and ranked them in order. Spoiler alert: Mitchell Moses is included.

Castleford captain Michael Shenton says his side are completely focused on picking up silverware in 2020.

Hull KR co-captain Weller Hauraki believes his side will prove a lot of doubters wrong this season.

What’s in the papers

The NRL has reached an agreement with its broadcast partners to restart the season on May 28 after the governing body presented a take it or leave it proposal on Friday, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Top agent Iestyn Harris says Super League players won’t desert clubs over pay cut measures, reports the Mirror.

Luke Gale says Kallum Watkins will get back to his best, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

‘The club is under severe threat’ – Hull FC owner Adam Pearson’s stinging criticism as he calls for support, reports Hull Live.

Wakefield forward Danny Kirmond sorry to see Reserves paying the price, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

What a try.

Warrington have had quite a few smart jerseys over the years.

After watching this you’ll be hungry.

What’s on TV/Radio

Former Super League and NRL forward Keith Mason is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. He talks about his switch to the NRL at 20 as well as his new rugby comic – Rugby Blood.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

Podcast: The Final Hooter #4 – featuring rugby league royalty Ellery Hanley.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Great Britain, England, Sheffield and Leeds legend Keith Senior turns 44 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Catalans prop David Ferriol (41), Jamaica international Joe Brown (33) and former Hull KR playmaker Zach Dockar-Clay (25).

Trivia

Norman Turley holds the record for most drop goals in a career, having kicked 97 field goals for Warrington, Runcorn Highfield, Swinton, Blackpool Borough, Rochdale Hornets, Barrow, Workington Town, Trafford Borough and Whitehaven between 1980-91.

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