Rugby League Today: NRL to welcome back small crowds, Ward attracts interest & Wigan’s museum bid

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Salford have signed hooker Andy Ackers from Toronto with immediate effect on a deal until the end of the 2022 season.

Brisbane 0-59 Sydney: Roosters run in 10 tries to thrash Broncos.

Andrew Johns: The Newcastle Knights favourite who became a rugby league icon.

Ben Te’o has returned to rugby league with Brisbane for the rest of the 2020 season.

Salford centre or winger Krisnan Inu is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Timana Tahu, Suncorp Stadium and his wish for the future of rugby league.

What’s in the papers

Leeds captain Stevie Ward is a possible target for Toronto, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Government gives NRL permission for fans to attend matches from next week, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Wigan’s bid for ‘world class’ national rugby league museum, reports Wigan Today.

England forward Elliott Whitehead would love chance to tackle star-studded Exiles again, reports The Yorkshire Post.

2021 Rugby League World Cup bases set to be announced, reports Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

What a pass and what a finish!

Who am I?

A nice break from Cameron Munster!

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE NRL: Penrith Panthers v New Zealand Warriors (9am) – Sky Sports Arena

LIVE NRL: Melbourne Storm v South Sydney Rabbitohs (10:55am) – Sky Sports Arena

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

Former Queensland, Sydney Roosters and St Helens forward Chris Flannery turns 40 today.

Also celebrating; New Zealand international Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (27), Brisbane star Jamayne Isaako (24) and York forward Sam Scott (30).

Trivia

Parramatta hold the record for most tries scored in a NRL season, with 159 tries during the 2001 campaign.

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More on site

Andrew Johns: The Newcastle Knights favourite who became a rugby league icon

My Set of Six: with Salford star Krisnan Inu featuring Timana Tahu & Suncorp Stadium

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