Rugby League Today: Masoe’s remarkable recovery, Super League players unite & return of NRL

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

St Helens forward Morgan Knowles is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Saints’ Grand Final triumph, rugby league in Cumbria and the DW Stadium.

Castleford have confirmed Jordan Rankin has left Super League to return to Australia.

Jake Wardle says he is happy to commit his long-term future to Huddersfield, with the centre signing a contract extension until the end of 2023.

Salford forward Luke Yates says he is “grateful for the opportunity” to be a part of the club moving forward after signing a two-year contract extension.

Sky Sports are showing plenty of rugby league action again this weekend – including Great Britain’s historic win over Australia in Sydney back in 2006.

What’s in the papers

Super League players come together to push for greater say on the sport’s key issues, reports the Mirror.

Mose Masoe finds five words key in remarkable recovery from career ending injury, reports The Sun.

Oliver Gildart appoints leading Australian agent to assess NRL options, reports Wigan Today.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester says the uncertainty is the worst part of Super League’s continuing coronavirus shutdown, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Scott Taylor column: How NRL return will benefit Super League restart, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

This promo will get you excited for the NRL’s return!

Who am I?

What a match this was!

What’s on TV/Radio

2pm: The Rugby League Show – Sky Sports News & Sky Sports Main Event

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

Samoa and St George Illawarra centre Tim Lafai turns 29 today.

Also celebrating; former Fiji international Eloni Vunakece (33), Leeds prop Matt Prior (33) and Samoa international Marion Seve (25).

Trivia

There are 13 Immortals in Australian Rugby League history – Clive Churchill, John Raper, Reg Gasnier, Bob Fulton, Graeme Langlands, Wally Lewis, Arthur Beetson, Andrew Johns, Herbert “Dally” Messenger, Frank Burge, Dave Brown, Norm Provan and Mal Meninga.

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More on site

My Set of Six: with Warrington legend Lee Briers featuring Phil Veivers & proving doubters wrong

Top 13 players who never won the Dally M Medal

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