Rugby League Today: Russell joins Toronto, Mulhern new deal, Roby returns

Drew Darbyshire

There are 12 new stories on site today.

What’s on site

Toronto have signed Scotland star Matty Russell from Warrington with immediate effect on a contract until the end of the 2020 season.

Wigan half-back Jake Shorrocks said it is good getting some game time under his belt while on loan at Salford.

Huddersfield winger Aaron Murphy has been ruled out for at least six weeks after tearing his adductor, while Wakefield forward Chris Annakin strained his ACL in their derby defeat to Castleford and will be ruled out for at least six weeks.

Reni Maitua has hung up his boots to take up the role of player welfare manager at Toronto Wolfpack.

St Helens youngster Matty Lees has been charged with a Grade C high tackle and has received a two-match penalty notice.

James Roby and Adam Swift are set to return for St Helens on Thursday, while Catalans star David Mead is ruled out through injury. The 19-man squads have been announced…

Wakefield have signed promising Zimbabwean-born prop Titus Tendei Gwaze on a one-year contract.

Widnes youngster Liam Walsh has signed a new three-year contract with the Vikings, extending his deal until the end of 2021.

Check out the team of the week from round 13 of Super League. There were a number of impressive displays from forwards…

Robbie Mulhern has signed a contract extension with Hull Kingston Rovers, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2021 season.

What’s in the papers

Shaun Wane was last night still waiting to discover the full extent of Joe Burgess’ knee injury, report Wigan Today.

Lee Briers and Steve Hesford enter Warrington Wolves hall of fame, report Warrington Guardian.

Updates on Ben Barba and James Roby ahead of Catalans clash, report St Helens Star.

Leeds Rhinos prop Oledzki’s on track to topple his season’s goals, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Hull-born Josh Hodgson eyes England comeback after ACL injury woe, report Hull Daily Mail.

In his column for Hull Daily Mail, Paul Cooke says rugby league needs a better interpretation of the obstruction rule.

Hull FC expecting bumper crowd for game against Castleford Tigers, report Hull Daily Mail.

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What’s on TV/Radio

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 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.