Rugby League Today: McMeeken linked with Catalans, Kershaw future & mini pre-seasons

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Former Great Britain and England international Jamie Langley is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Adrian Morley, Bradford’s 2005 Grand Final win and winning the Million Pound Game with London in 2018.

Top 10 NRL moments of the last 20 years.

Red Star Belgrade’s league fixture with Radnički Belgrade last weekend was postponed following fears that one of the players could have coronavirus.

St Helens have confirmed they have reached an agreement to re-sign prop James Graham for the rest of the 2020 season.

Melbourne will relocate for an indefinite period after Victoria’s recent spike in coronavirus cases caused the NRL to switch Friday’s match against New Zealand Warriors to Sydney.

What’s in the papers

Steve McNamara positive over crowds return as Catalans close in on Mike McMeeken, reports the Mirror.

Warrington players will have a three-week mini pre-season before Super League returns, reports Warrington Guardian.

Wakefield will demand a fee for rising star Lee Kershaw if he leaves the club at the end of this season, reports Wakefield Express.

An ‘any time, anywhere’ mentality will help keep Wigan’s trophy charge on course when the Super League resumes, reports Wigan Today.

We’ll hit the ground running – JJB upbeat over Leeds’ Super League chances, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

Who am I?

What a player Andy Farrell was!

This drop goal from Matty Smith was delightful.

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

Huddersfield half-back Aidan Sezer turns 29 today.

Also celebrating; Former Australia and Queensland representatives Nate Myles (35) and David Shillington (37) and Papua New Guinea international Wartovo Puara (30).

Trivia

England will host its sixth Rugby League World Cup in 2021 after previously staging the tournament in 1969, 1970, 1995, 2000 and 2013.

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More on site

Four legends who could become future Immortals

My Set of Six: with Saints legend Paul Sculthorpe featuring Ellery Hanley & Challenge Cup finals

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