Rugby League Today: Ratchford’s proud milestone, Watkins on Salford move & Brierley hopes for quick return

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The GMB players union has called on the RFL to provide central funding to Toronto Wolfpack to help secure a new owner for the troubled club.

Set of Six with Elliot Minchella: Making his Hull KR debut & his wish for future of rugby league.

Brits Down Under: John Bateman scores, Luke Thompson stars in defeat & Ryan Sutton making a big impact.

Paper Talk: Leigh interested in Benji Marshall, Saints youngster praised & Hull KR forward to play on?

One Wigan player has tested positive for coronavirus following the latest update provided by the Super League.

What’s in the papers

Kallum Watkins on favourite players and family motivation after Salford move, reports The Sun.

Hull FC legend Paul Cooke says the Black and Whites are capable of winning both competitions and need to show it this week, reports Hull Live.

Stefan Ratchford scores his 1,000th Warrington point, reports Warrington Guardian.

Hull KR’s Jordan Abdull happy testing himself against best Super League can offer, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Hull KR half-back Ryan Brierley targets speedy return after double injury blow, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Excellent content…

Regan Grace wants everyone to get behind Great Britain’s steel industry.

Some outstanding offloads here…

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Show – BBC Two (8:05am)

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Podcast: The Final Hooter #9 – Two rounds of Super League, Hull, Salford and Andy Grundy.

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.

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.

Birthdays

Former Leeds, Warrington, Rochdale, Wigan, Castleford, Wakefield and Huddersfield forward Danny Sculthorpe turns 41 today.

Also celebrating; Doncaster outside-back Jack Logan (25), Ottawa’s new signing Sam Wilde (25) and France international Paul Séguier (23).

Trivia

St Helens hold the record for most points scored in a Super League season (points per game) with an average of 43.18 points (950 points in 22 games) scored in 1996.

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