Rugby League Today: Pay-per-view matches, Super League season extension & Kendall helps NHS

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Hull KR co-captain Mose Masoe says he is “stoked” to remain in Pinderfields Hospital so he can get the necessary support he needs.

Workington fan Callum Linford is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Fuifui Moimoi, Cougar Park and his wish for the future of rugby league.

Our latest quiz is tougher than the Man of Steel one last week. Can you name the last 13 Young Player of the Year winners in Super League?

We’ve looked in to the careers of six of the greatest back-rowers in NRL history. Spoiler alert: Sonny Bill Williams is (unsurprisingly) in the list.

Wakefield prop David Fifita on his mullet and who has the best one in Super League.

What’s in the papers

Super League referee Chris Kendall joins NHS volunteer army while furloughed, reports the Mirror.

Leading agent Craig Harrison believes putting matches on pay-per-view but behind closed doors is the only way to “save” rugby league following the devastating effects of the coronavirus, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Warrington fans can expect Super League extension, reports Warrington Guardian.

A top agent talks about the highs, lows and fall-outs, reports Wigan Today.

“I get stick, but I’ve things to say” – Hull KR’s Dan Murray on leadership and cutting Tony Smith’s hair, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

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What’s on TV/Radio

Fox League LIVE – Fox League (8am)

Rugby League Back Chat – FreeSports (5pm)

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

Great Britain and Wales legend Clive Sullivan would have turned 77 today. RIP.

Also celebrating; Wigan legend Kris Radlinski (44), Wakefield back-rower James Batchelor (22) and St Helens centre Matty Costello (22).

Trivia

In his seven seasons as Wigan coach between 2012-2018, Shaun Wane handed debuts to 41 academy products.

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2 Comments

    • Those on a tight budget will be priced out. Given many people have lost their jobs, put on reduced hours, reduced wages, etc, luxuries like Rugby League will fall by the wayside. I’d suggest free to air for a reduced season, hope to pick up new fans, get support from existing fans, and then return to subscription models next season.

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