A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
As sporting rivalries go, it does not get anymore fiercer than the interstate battle between New South Wales and Queensland. We’ve picked out the top 13 moments in State of Origin history.
Mose Masoe’s pregnant wife Carissa has posted an inspiring message on the Hull KR co-captain. It’ll make you smile.
Broadcaster Phil Kinsella is the latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Great Britain icons, Mal Meninga and his favourite ground.
It was a tough start for Tui Lolohea in Super League – but the Tongan now feels at home with Salford and has fully settled in to life with the Red Devils.
What’s in the papers
St Helens star Kyle Amor uses kids as weights to battle lockdown boredom in brilliant video, reports the Daily Star.
Joe Vagana reckons Bradford could have lived with the NRL’s finest during their Super League prime, reports The Telegraph & Argus.
What’s on social
Hilton Park was a cracking little ground.
Digging through some old photos – Fly Emirates ad at Hilton Park, presumably because it's on a flight path. Be interesting to know how lucrative this was to Leigh.
Proposals for Widnes to make the iPitch orange as part of a sponsorship deal with EasyJet were rejected by RFL. pic.twitter.com/Wn0wLCq6av
— James Gordon (@jdgsport) April 12, 2020
One of Rochdale’s Fijian favourites, Voate Driu, has sadly passed away. RIP.
— Gareth Walker (@garethwalker) April 14, 2020
An old school ding dong.
🗣 "Farrell and Sculthorpe normally are cool and calm" 😳
Good Friday 2004 – @pscully13 & Andy Farrell make a moment that has gone down in Super League folklore
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) April 10, 2020
What’s on TV/Radio
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.
The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.
The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.
Former England international Rob Purdham turns 40 today.
Also celebrating; ex-Scotland international Michael Robertson (37), former Australia international Luke Priddis (43) and former Spain coach Darren Fisher (37).
Albert Rosenfeld holds the record for most tries in a rugby league season, scoring 80 times for Huddersfield in the 1913-14 campaign.
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