Rugby League Today: Russell future, record crowds, hot gossip

Drew Darbyshire

We have got all the latest transfer speculation for you today.

What’s on site

St Helens prop Luke Douglas is hoping for a derby to remember when they face Wigan in front of a sell-out crowd on Good Friday.

After becoming the 31st player in the NRL to reach 300 appearances recently, we take a closer to date of one of Australia’s greatest, Billy Slater.

Hull KR star Mose Masoe thinks Good Friday’s derby will reach new heights due to the game being at home rather than at Hull FC.

Our latest ‘off the record’ column is here. What would a gossip column be without Toronto, Leigh and Salford at the moment?

Hull KR are on course of attracting a record crowd at KCOM Craven Park for Good Friday’s clash with Hull FC.

Matt Cook has signed a contract extension with Castleford which will keep him at the Tigers until the end of the 2019 season.

All of the 19-man squads for Good Friday’s Super League fixtures. St Helens v Wigan, Warrington v Widnes, Salford v Catalans, Huddersfield v Leeds, Hull KR v Hull FC.

What’s in the papers

The NRL is behaving like a spoiled kid – and rugby league does not need it, says Gary Carter in The Sun.

Super League’s global growth may expose England’s low-income clubs, says Gavin Willacy in his ‘no helmets required’ column for The Guardian.

Hull FC star Mickey Paea opens up on injury recovery and his derby fitness, report Hull Daily Mail.

Tommy Lee talks his Hull FC chance and what playing for Hull KR in the derby means, report Hull Daily Mail.

Matty Russell is set to leave Warrington Wolves, claim Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

John Bateman has aired his views on England’s mid-season Test with New Zealand in Denver…

It looks like ‘Cumbria Lakers’ is closing in on becoming a reality….

A great video by Batley Bulldogs promoting their Easter clash with Toronto Wolfpack…

What’s on TV/Radio

Wakefield Trinity v Castleford Tigers, LIVE on Sky Sports, 7:45pm

The Super League Show is available to watch on BBC iPlayer, presented by Tanya Arnold.

The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest League Express podcast 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.