Rugby League Today: Jones ‘transfer request’, Lussick plays waiting game & Ablett’s life after league

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

A dream XIII of cross-code rugby stars. We’ve put together a squad based on some of the most noteworthy players to switch codes over the years.

Wales have proposed to England that they face each other in a double header this autumn to celebrate the NHS and key workers in the UK.

Paper Talk: Castleford sign Evalds, Shaul in demand & Wells on Wigan future.

Hull KR fan Josh Brown is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Ben Crooks, his Australia tour and seeing Rovers suffer relegation from Super League in 2016.

Salford director Paul King has confirmed that star full-back Niall Evalds will leave the club at the end of the season.

What’s in the papers

Toronto star Darcy Lussick frustrated as Super League debut wait goes on, reports the Daily Star.

Josh Jones’ future at Hull FC in question after ‘transfer request’, reports Hull Live.

Carl Ablett gets stuck into life after Leeds, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Should the Exiles be revived? Fans have their say, reports Wigan Today.

Super League could be back in June as the government plans to ease lockdown, reports Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

Who am I?

Its good to see players picking their ultimate XIII in Super League.

And sometimes you forget just how blessed we’ve been to see so many world class players in Super League over the years.

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

Former Scotland and St Helens prop Luke Douglas turns 34 today.

Also celebrating; Great Britain international Josh Jones (27), Hull KR and Ireland winger Ethan Ryan (24) and Toronto captain Josh McCrone (33).

Trivia

Leigh and Huddersfield hold the record for most points in a league season.

The Centurions scored 1,156 points from 34 Division Two matches in the 1985-86 season, while the Giants scored 1,156 points from 28 Northern Ford Premiership matches in the 2001-02 campaign.

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