Rugby League Today: Lees fit to play, Castleford hope to keep duo & latest transfers

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

NRL talking points: John Bateman boosts Canberra, Alex Johnston hat-trick & Apisai Koroisau’s standout stats.

Keighley have signed half-back Scott Murrell from Halifax on a two-year deal.

Ottawa Aces have made their second signing, another half-back, in the shape of ex-Widnes scrum-half Tom Gilmore.

Widnes winger Deon Cross has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

Melbourne have signed centre Ricky Leutele from Toronto for the remainder of the 2020 NRL season.

What’s in the papers

Toronto are facing legal action from the union representing Wolfpack players that have gone over two months without pay, reports the Mirror.

Shaun Wane has outlined just what he wants to see from his England candidates when Super League roars back into life this weekend, reports Wigan Today.

Saints prop Matty Lees is fit to play this weekend after the coronavirus test he took at the weekend came back negative, reports St Helens Star.

Scott Taylor column: Injury heartache, ‘six again’ lessons and why another change might be necessary, reports Hull Live.

Castleford eager to retain key duo, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

What a pass!

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur has signed a new deal with the Eels until the end of 2022.

There is plenty of rugby league action on Sky Sports this weekend.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Matty Johns Podcast – 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

France and Catalans legend Thomas Bosc turns 37 today.

Also celebrating; Leeds centre Konrad Hurrell (29), Hull KR forward Dean Hadley (28) and Wests Tigers full-back Adam Doueihi (22).

Trivia

Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium will host three games at the 2021 World Cup – France v Greece, Samoa v Greece and Papua New Guinea v Wales.

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