Rugby League Today: New York bid, Westwood facing ban & Brits Down Under

James Gordon

What’s on site

The RFL have revealed that a bid from New York and the relocation of Hemel Stags will be presented to Championship and League One clubs, who will help to decide the next steps.

Warrington’s Ben Westwood could be banned for up to five matches following his headbutt on Wigan’s Morgan Escare at the weekend.

Our new NRL feature looks at the raft of British players now plying their trade Down Under, including John Bateman, who made quite a stir on his Canberra debut.

St Helens prop Luke Thompson says he is flattered by comparisons to one of those Brits playing in the NRL, James Graham.

Widnes have granted temporary leave to big signing Anthony Gelling, but insist he will be back in time for their Championship game against Batley on April 7.

And after all the fuss about Shaun Edwards, Wigan released a statement to say, well, nothing really.

What’s on social

They’re the reigning Super League champions, but all doesn’t appear well at Wigan.

Get on the Try of the Week voting…

Salary cap? What salary cap?

What’s in the papers

Wakefield could dip in to the loan market to replace injured winger Tom Johnstone, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season, reports the Wakefield Express.

Seven bouncers have been charged following a fight outside a Manchester nightclub that left St Helens youngster Joe Sharratt with a serious head injury.

Don’t forget to check out the Paper Talk column for the news from this week’s trade papers.


Leeds and England winger Tom Briscoe turns 29 today.

Also celebrating: former Barrow half-back Liam Finch (34); ex-Warrington, Manly, Parramatta and Penrith winger Chris Hicks (42); Ireland international Apirana Pewhairangi (27).

What’s on TV/radio

1:00pm BBC TWO: Super League Show