Rugby League Today: Reserves praise, Catalans movements, Kelly availability

Drew Darbyshire

What’s on site

Wigan winger Liam Marshall says the reserves system saved his rugby league career – file that under “another reason it should be mandatory”.

Catalans moved quickly to sign Josh Drinkwater after scrum-half Luke Walsh was forced to retire through injury

He was one of the finest centres to grace Super League – we pay tribute to Keith Senior on his 42nd birthday.

An opinion piece from Down Under says the NRL season is too long.

Check out our Super League Team of the Week for Round 12.

USA star Bureta Faraimo is well and truly settled into life at Hull FC and he loves the English culture, including fish and chips.

Sydney Roosters prop Frank-Paul Nuuausala claims Wigan didn’t care about his family during his time at the Warriors.

Hull KR forward Josh Johnson has received a one-match penalty notice for a Grade B dangerous contact in their Challenge Cup win over Oldham.

What’s in the papers

“Some people are worried about the slice of the pie rather than thinking about the size of the pie.” York chairman Jon Flatman speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post as the City Knights proved the value of League 1 over the weekend.

Players’ union chief Garreth Carvell tells The Guardian that increased drugs use is a problem with society, and not rugby league, after Thomas Minns became the fourth Super League player in a year to test positive.

The England door is still open for the likes of Sam Tomkins and others not selected in the elite performance squad, says the RFL’s rugby director Kevin Sinfield, as reported in The Mirror.

Willie Isa says his decision to stay at Wigan was driven by one motivating factor – the chance to win more trophies, Wigan Today reports.

Lee Radford on Albert Kelly’s Hull FC availability after McDonald’s incident, report Hull Daily Mail.

Warrington Wolves are still not 100% about Ben Currie’s injury as he looks set to see a consultant later this week, report Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

One to debate this lunchtime…

Impressive viewing figures for this season’s Challenge Cup ties…

And we enjoyed this one…

Two Dads are watching their kids involved in a RL game from the touchline.One Dad says to the other, "which is your son…

Posted by Kells ARLFC on Tuesday, 24 April 2018

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What’s on TV/radio

The Challenge Cup sixth round draw is broadcast live this morning on BBC Radio 2, 8.10am.

Live ANZAC Day NRL as St George-Illawarra host Sydney Roosters (7.10am) and Melbourne Storm play New Zealand Warriors (10am), both games available via the Watch NRL app.

Rugby AM is on FreeSports at 5.30pm

NRL Try Time is on Sky Sports Arena at 8pm.

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.