Rugby League Today: Leeds trio offered new deals, Burgess clothing brand & latest on Toronto

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Fans could be back for as many as eight Super League rounds, following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Friday.

Salford have confirmed that their players have agreed to a revised pay structure and will return to training on Monday.

Catalans have confirmed prop Antoni Maria will leave the club at the end of the season.

The 2020 Challenge Cup will resume at the sixth round stage in August – and lower league clubs have been asked to confirm their participation in the competition by the end of July.

Leeds half-back Luke Gale says his side returned to training earlier this week in brilliant condition.

What’s in the papers

Super League clubs turn down Toronto Wolfpack’s request for loan, reports The Sun.

Callum McLelland names Harry Newman’s inspiration behind stunning rise at Leeds, reports the Daily Star.

George Burgess launches clothing brand with his brothers, reports Wigan Today.

Leeds have offered three players new contracts, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Mahe Fonua eyes Hull FC play-off charge with fast start, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

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What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Best of Matty Johns – Watch NRL (10:30am)

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.

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 Australia and New South Wales representative Jamie Ainscough turns 48 today.

Also celebrating; former Hull KR and Wakefield winger Ben Cockayne (37), Penrith Panthers prop Moses Leota (25) and Gold Coast Titans forward Ryan James (29).

Trivia

Wigan and Castleford sit joint top of the Super League table with 10 points each, having won five from their first seven games of the season.

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2 Comments

  1. Oh my, you’ve just got to go look at the clothing, the 4B brand! I’m struck by two thoughts, 1. HOW BLOODY MUCH FOR A T-shirt!!! and 2. The same but using many more expletives!

    But, go look for yourselves. They look like refugees from bloody Primark! Yay, I’ve reached angry old man age!

  2. Greedy SL clubs strike again.
    Toronto, who get no funding from the SL, RFL etc., ask for a loan from SL who denied them access to funding for their own greedy needs. SL will probably have taken the majority of the £16million to keep afloat.
    Well FU SL.
    You create the problem, deal with it.
    Narrow minded, blinkered and limited future thinking.
    Keep on killing the game people.
    That’s my Sky contract ended.

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