Rugby League Today: QLT leaves Toronto, new deals, JJB on career
There are a lot of previews in the papers today.
What’s on site
Halifax have signed full-back Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e following his release from Toronto.
Brian Noble says a tri-nations series between South Sydney Rabbitohs, Wigan Warriors and Toronto Wolfpack in Canada would sell-out.
Rising star Tom Davies has signed a new five-year deal with Wigan, keeping him at the Warriors until the end of the 2023 season.
England Academy star Brad Walker has signed a new three-year contract, committing his future to the Vikings until the end of the 2021 campaign.
Young forward Jon Luke Kirby has signed a professional two-year contract with Huddersfield.
Members of Parliament have welcomed plans for the Rugby League World Cup in 2021.
More 19-man squads have been announced ahead of this weekend’s action. We have got the squads for Wigan v Castleford, Salford v Wakefield and Warrington v Bradford.
What’s in the papers
Jamie Jones-Buchanan has lifted the lid on the one time he thought his Leeds career was over ahead of his 400th appearance for the club.
Leon Pryce warns ‘over-coaching’ is affecting England’s ability to match Australia, claim The Guardian.
Rugby league finally has a national women’s competition to celebrate, says Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required in The Guardian.
George Williams admits trying to catch St Helens at the top of Super League is driving him as Wigan prepare to face Castleford, report Wigan Today.
Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell is happy his side are clicking into gear, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Saints not taking Giants lightly after Sunday’s blip, report St Helens Star.
Huddersfield Giants told to cut out stupid mistakes ahead of clash with St Helens, report The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.
What’s on social
Ashton Sims is sad to see Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e leave Toronto!
A great signing. A real professional and top player. Gonna miss ya Q??
— Ashton Sims (@ashtonsims26) April 19, 2018
Great marketing by York again, but not a surprise…
BREAKING: Due to phenomenal demand for the visit of @DragonsOfficiel on Sunday, the Knights have opened the Popular Stand at Bootham Crescent for the second time this season! #DragonSlayers
Tickets available HERE: https://t.co/8nILOGP9Ra #WeAreYork150⚔️ pic.twitter.com/koBNyrwN7i
— York City Knights⚔️ (@YorkKnightsRLFC) April 19, 2018
What a nice gesture by London Broncos!
We heard that the son of @AngelJin and @martinoffiah was bullied in his front garden @LondonBroncosRL Captain @jpitts22 paid him a visit to put a smile back on his face. We will see you in May Phoenix for the game against @SheffieldEagles #WeAreLondon pic.twitter.com/nwbmNHRfX9
— London Broncos (@LondonBroncosRL) April 19, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
Betfred Super League: Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos Highlights – 8.45am, Sky Sports Arena
LIVE SL: Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Arena
Betfred Super League: Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers Highlights – 1.30am, Sky Sports Arena
5 Live Rugby League – 7.00pm, 5 Live Sports Extra, commentary from Dave Woods.
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.