A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…
What’s on site
What’s in the papers
Ash Handley ‘honoured’ to captain Leeds: Winger could also take goal kicking role against Huddersfield. (Yorkshire Evening Post)
John Bateman promises fireworks in Wigan-St Helens derby. (Wigan Today)
What’s on social
Our best wishes go to the Leuluai family at this time.
The club are deeply saddened to learn that club legend and Hall of Fame member James Leuluai is suffering with the early stages of Alzheimer's/Dementia.
The club sends their best wishes to James and his family, and are in contact to offer their support in any way possible. pic.twitter.com/Zl5ZKAAQ0O
— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) August 18, 2021
It was great to catch up with former St Helens and Huddersfield prop Keith Mason earlier this week.
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) August 17, 2021
The fantastic @BBCBreakfast documentary with @Rob7Burrow has made the LIVE final of @OfficialNTAs thanks to your votes – NOW WE NEED HIM TO WIN IT!
You can vote free online at https://t.co/VZgwuwF364 OR by phone on 0905 647 2021, T&C's apply pic.twitter.com/YCecH9Y395
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) August 17, 2021
What’s on TV/Radio
NRL Try Time – Sky Sports Arena (7pm)
Former Tonga, Hull and Bradford favourite Tevita Vaikona turns 47 today (August 18).
Also celebrating; Toulouse winger Jy Hitchcox (32), former Scotland international Harvey Burnett (26), Sheffield prop Tyler Dickinson (25), Samoa international Brian To’o (23) and Wigan and Ireland prop Liam Byrne (22).
Hull KR captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall has not missed a game since joining the club from Newcastle Knights ahead of the 2020 season.