Rugby League Today: New Zealand plan Pacific tests, Warrington face £1m loss & Leeds receive Agar boost

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Bradford forward Connor Farrell is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Nathan Hindmarsh, beating Leeds in the Challenge Cup and injuries.

RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer expects the game to change from what we are used to – even with the government loan.

A dream XIII of stars who have played for both Bradford and Leeds – and what a side it is as well.

London captain Will Lovell says coach Danny Ward has had a massive impact on his career – and the Broncos as a club.

BBC One will show five more Challenge Cup classics this Sunday afternoon, while Sky Sports are broadcasting the Clash of the Codes on Friday night.

What’s in the papers

Warrington are facing losses of at least £1million, reports Warrington Guardian.

Leeds director of rugby Kevin Sinfield says a year under Richard Agar has lifted the Rhinos, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Liam Sutcliffe aids rugby league’s community links through vital volunteering role, reports the Mirror.

Super League boss Robert Elstone feels promotion and relegation should be canned, reports The Sun.

New Zealand plot Pacific tests with Tonga and Samoa during post-season Origin window, reports Fox Sports.

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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.

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

New Zealand and Catalans legend Stacey Jones turns 44 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Catalans coach Laurent Frayssinous (43), Catalans utility Arthur Mourgue (21) and Workington forward Conor Fitzsimmons (22).

Trivia

York hold the record for highest away winning score in rugby league, having battered West Wales 130-0 in 2018.

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