Rugby League Today: O’Loughlin suffers setback, Argyle hits out at Elstone & Barba arrested

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

This week’s off the record gossip column is out now. What mischievous activities have Warrington been up to? What is the latest on England’s mid-season test? Who is entering League 1? Find out in the rumour mill.

Former Hull FC player Adam Maher has passed away following a battle with motor neurone disease, aged 47.

Catalans coach Steve McNamara says Israel Folau is ready for his next challenge after making his debut.

Toronto have signed young forwards Jack Wells and Ben Kilner on one-month loan deals from Wigan.

Sky Sports will broadcast the Championship clash between York and Featherstone on Sunday, March 22.

What’s in the papers

Toronto owner David Argyle slams Super League boss Robert Elstone’s expansion claim, reports The Sun.

Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin has suffered a setback in his recovery from an eye injury suffered in the win against Toronto, reports Wigan Today.

Leeds full-back Jack Walker says the Rhinos are in a “massively” better position now than this time last year, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Former Man of Steel winner Ben Barba has been arrested and charged for allegedly punching his brother-in-law, reports The Courier Mail.

Hull KR winger Greg Minikin says wounded Robins are happy to defy the odds this year, reports the Mirror.

What’s on social

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What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE: Hull KR v Castleford – Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Arena (7:45pm)

Journalist Gary Carter on how the rugby league family rallied around him. The fourth episode of The Last Tackle is out now.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Rob Burrow.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

Betfred have launched a magazine show called The Last Tackle on YouTube, hosted by Mark Pearson.

Tanya Arnold hosts the Super League Show.

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #3 – interviews with Adrian Lam, Kristian Woolf and Steve Price.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

The latest Total Rugby League Show is available to download now, hosted by Ben Hughes.

The In Touch Show is out now by Betfred.


St Helens legend Paul Wellens turns 40 today.

Also celebrating; Former Wigan favourite Pat Richards (38), Hull FC prop Scott Taylor (29) and Scotland international Will Oakes (21).


Wigan hold the record for fewest points conceded in a Super League season, with the Warriors only conceding 222 in the 1998 campaign.

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