Rugby League Today: Ratchford blow, Canadian dream & a woman to coach in Super League?

What’s on site

Warrington full-back Stefan Ratchford has been ruled out for 12-16 weeks with a torn pectoral injury.

Could we see a woman take charge of a men’s Super League team? That’s the question posed by Seb Sternik in his latest column.

In this week’s Have Your Say, we ask where should the Summer Bash be held in 2020.

Reports in Canada suggest that Montreal and Vancouver are interested in following the lead set by Ottawa and Toronto in playing in the RFL system.

Catalans have been dealt a blow with the news that Greg Bird faces a spell on the sidelines with a torn bicep, sustained in the win over Wigan at the Nou Camp.

What’s on social

Details on how you can support the campaign to raise funds for Jansin Turgut.

You can’t not be impressed by the look of Ottawa’s proposed home ground.

Here’s hoping for some crackers this weekend.

What’s in the papers

In the Yorkshire Post, several former Leeds star express their concerns over the Rhinos’ current plight.

Wigan could be without up to four further players through injury at the Magic Weekend, according to Wigan Today. Liam Marshall, Joe Greenwood, Thomas Leuluai and Sam Powell are all doubts for Anfield.

The horrific injuries sustained by Jansin Turgut have been revealed by his mother, as he continues to fight for his life following a fall in Ibiza, reports Hull Live.

Birthdays

Four-time Challenge Cup winner Kelvin Skerrett, part of Wigan’s dominant team of the early 1990s, is 53 today.

Also celebrating: the ogre himself, Mark O’Meley (38); ex-Wakefield winger Austin Buchanan (35)

Trivia

Wigan, Huddersfield and Castleford have won the most games in Magic Weekend history – with eight apiece, though Castleford have played in one less edition than the other two.