Rugby League Today: Price pleased, Watson proud, Connor signs new deal

Drew Darbyshire

It’s the weekend! Check out the latest rugby league news right here.

What’s on site

Warrington laid down a marker for their top four credentials by beating Salford. Read our report here

Warrington coach Steve Price said it was his choice to rest England duo Stefan Ratchford and Chris Hill so they would be fully ready to play Wigan next week.

Salford coach Ian Watson said injuries aren’t doing his team any favours at the moment following their defeat at Warrington.

Wales Under-19s coach Anthony Walker has selected his 21-man squad that will compete in the European Championships in Serbia this August.

London captain Jay Pitts has signed a two-year deal, keeping him in the capital until the end of 2020.

England star Jake Connor has signed a new three-year deal with Hull FC.

Australia star Reagan Campbell-Gillard has signed a new five-year deal with Penrith Panthers.

Barrow chairman David Sharpe has admitted that the club were close to becoming extinct last week due to financial struggles.

New Zealand Rugby League have appointed Motu Tony as their new independent board director.

What’s in the papers

St Helens’ Regan Grace helps put match just beyond Wakefield Trinity, report The Guardian.

Injury update on Warrington’s Ben Murdoch-Masila, Ben Pomeroy and Toby King, report Warrington Guardian.

Mike Ford open to idea of a Wigan return, report Wigan Today.

Justin Holbrook’s match reaction and Ben Barba injury update, report St Helens Star.

Castleford’s Jamie Ellis back and looking forward to success, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Adam Cuthbertson: Denver Test must be repeated to drive the expansion message home, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Hull FC squeeze past Widnes Vikings to stay in top four hunt, report Hull Daily Mail.

Hull KR slay Huddersfield Giants for crucial victory to keep top eight hopes alive, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

More support for the New York Rugby League team!

Leeds fans won’t want to see this deal happen!

James Roby gave his thoughts on Saints’ win last night…

What a finish from Josh Charnley.

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE NRL: Brisbane Broncos v Canberra Raiders – 10.30am, Sky Sports Arena

LIVE SL: Catalans Dragons v Castleford Tigers – 4.55pm, Sky Sports Action

SL Highlights: Catalans Dragons v Castleford Tigers – Midnight, Sky Sports Arena

Matchday Live 2 – Including Racing and Super League – 2.00pm, 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 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.