Rugby League Today: Patton pens deal, Lunt awarded testimonial, Sutton injured

Check out all of the latest rugby league news right here.

What’s on site

Leigh winger Matty Dawson-Jones has been banned for five gamesafter pleading guilty to a Grade E charge for questioning the integrity of a match official.

Salford have swapped club captain Weller Hauraki for Widnes pair Greg Burke and Ed Chamberlain on loan deals.

The latest ‘off the record’ feature is out now. Ray Mour has got a lot of transfer rumours for us this week from novoline.

Brad Fittler won his first game in charge of New South Wales as they defeated Queensland 22-12 in the opening game of 2018 State of Origin.

We have got all of the latest 19-man squads for Friday’s games, including Warrington v Castleford, Hull FC v Salford, St Helens v Hull KR and Leeds v Huddersfield.

Hull KR skipper Shaun Lunt has been awarded a testimonial following a fantastic club career in Super League.

Declan Patton has signed a new two-year contract with Warrington, keeping him at the Wolves until the end of 2020.

Wigan front-rower Ryan Sutton has been ruled out for six to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury.

What’s in the papers

Joel Tomkins ‘deeply ashamed and embarrassed’ after Wigan star hurled vile abuse at female bar staff, report the Mirror.

Meet Chester Butler – the late bloomer who almost quit rugby league but is now rated as the Championship’s brightest young talent, report the Mirror.

Baby Blues display freedom and fearlessness in State of Origin opener says Nick Tedeschi in his column for The Guardian.

Wigan star Joel Tomkins issues apology after vile foul-mouthed video rant, report the Daily Star.

Shaun Wane talks about Joel Tomkins ‘shocker’, report Wigan Today.

Ben Westwood sees Challenge Cup final signs in Warrington squad, report Warrington Guardian.

Justin Holbrook trusts Saints players to lift themselves for Hull KR, report St Helens Star.

Wakefield Trinity’s Dave Fifita ready for Wigan’s ‘grubbiness’, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

A must-read interview.

A statement from Joel Tomkins on the social media video…

The second video mentioned in Tomkins’ statement…

James Tedesco was incredible for New South Wales yesterday!

What’s on TV/Radio

State of Origin Highlights: Queensland v New South Wales – 9am & 11am, Sky Sports Arena

NRL Try Time – 10am & 12pm, Sky Sports Arena

Super League Fulltime – 10am & 12:30pm, Sky Sports Arena

Super League Golden Point – 7pm, Sky Sports Arena

LIVE SL: Wakefield Trinity v Wigan Warriors – 7:30pm, Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Main Event

Rugby League Masterclass: Stand-Off – 10pm & 1:45am, Sky Sports Arena

SL Highlights: Wakefield Trinity v Wigan Warriors – 1:30am, Sky Sports Arena

5 Live Rugby League – 7pm, 5 Live Sports Extra, commentary from Dave Woods.

Super League Live – 7pm, TalkSPORT 2

The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest League Express podcast is available to download now.

The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.

The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.

The latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.

The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.

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