Rugby League Today: More clubs agree pay cuts, map of UK clubs & latest on crowds returning

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Map of every rugby league club in the UK: Often billed as an M62 sport, this map of every rugby league club in the UK proves that the sport has a wider footprint than some like to think.

The RFL will use some of the £16m loan from the government to help cover the losses caused by the cancellation of the Ashes series, it has been revealed.

Toulouse president Bernard Sarrazain says they respect the decision of the RFL to end the Championship season and re-affirmed their Super League ambitions.

What the COVID-19 tests are like for Super League players.

Danny Brough says Bradford coach John Kear was a “massive factor” in his decision to join the Bulls from next season.

What’s in the papers

Richard Agar refuses to close door on Toronto-bound Richie Myler and Stevie Ward, reports the Mirror.

Super League clubs hope to host test events with fans in September, reports The Sun.

Wigan and Castleford have become the final two Super League clubs to agree pay cuts with their playing squads after weeks of discussions, reports Wigan Today.

Ben Currie on Warrington testing and return to training, reports Warrington Guardian.

Hull KR ready to play with freedom as spectre of relegation disappears, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

A map of every rugby league club in the UK…

What a try!

A delightful pass…

What’s on TV/Radio

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 Matty Johns turns 49 today.

Also celebrating; Former Australia and Queensland forward Gorden Tallis (47), ex-St Helens and Bradford winger Jamie Foster (30) and Parramatta prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard (27).

Trivia

The opening game of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup will take place at St James’ Park in Newcastle, with hosts England taking on Samoa on October 23.

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