Rugby League Today: Moore jailed, Lilley loaned, Watts banned
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What’s on site
Former England international Scott Moore has been jailed for 23 months after assaulting three police officers following a high-speed chase.
Leeds Rhinos youngster Jordan Lilley has joined Championship side Leigh Centurions on loan.
Hull FC prop Liam Watts has been banned for headbutting Dom Crosby while four other Super League players will serve suspensions.
North Queensland Cowboys are showing interest in former Catalans Dragons and Salford Red Devils star Todd Carney.
Halifax head coach Richard Marshall thinks ‘the powers that be’ need to put a proper reserves system in place.
Salford Red Devils coach Ian Watson thinks forward pair Ben Nakubuwai and Levy Nzoungou have big futures in the game.
What’s in the papers
Scott Moore was tasered five times after 100mph chase before turning stun gun on cops and growling ‘you’re getting it now’, report The Mirror.
Todd Carney is set for a return to the NRL, with North Queensland Cowboys offering a one-year deal, claim The Guardian.
Nick Tedeschi has done a column for The Guardian on Matthew Lodge’s return to action. Given its stance on violence against women, the NRL stands accused of hypocrisy after signing off the player’s return.
Based on statistics over the past 18 seasons, immediate defensive improvements at least are likely in the NRL, report The Guardian.
Niall Evalds admits Salford’s start isn’t good enough after three defeats in four games, report the Daily Star.
Gary Carter’s ‘set of six’ feature returns in The Sun. He talks head cases, City slickers and the white stuff.
What’s on social
Our latest ‘have your say’ feature has sparked debate on social media! Join the discussion now…
Should Magic Weekend be taken back to Manchester? ?
Have your say… #rugbyleague https://t.co/2L73o6vrtV
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) March 6, 2018
A nice finish from Ben Jones-Bishop on Sunday! He’s scored some belters over the years…
.@BenJonesbishop's 100th Super League try ???
Perfect kick from @liamfinn1983 for the @WTrinityRL winger to reach the milestone pic.twitter.com/0q64tu30e5
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) March 6, 2018
How good would it be to see Rugby League take off in Manchester?!
Now that the dust has settled on the outstanding news that @TheRFL are relocating to our home, we look forward to a close working relationship over the coming months. This is fantastic step forward for not only #rugbyleague in #Manchester, but the game as a whole. https://t.co/QFnxvpYkqa
— Manchester Rangers (@MCRRangerRL) March 6, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
The Super League Show is available on BBC iPlayer, presented by Tanya Arnold.
The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.
The latest League Express podcast is available to download now.
The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.
The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.
The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.
The latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.
The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.