Rugby League Today: Silly season, Fonua’s Hull return, Leigh-united & win England shirt

What’s on site

It’s all getting a bit silly – Super League chief Robert Elstone hits out at comments made by Great Britain coach Wayne Bennett. No mention of Bennett talking up Super League on a par with the NRL though, interestingly.

Another week, another player returns to Leigh. Cory Paterson has come out of retirement to join them for the rest of the season. They couldn’t, could they?

Scott Moore has joined Swinton from Championship rivals Rochdale, with Kyle Shelford going in the opposite director.

Win an England shirt in our latest competition with Batchelors Mushy Peas.

Plenty of gossip in Off the Record, including the latest on Jackson Hastings, The Sun and Widnes.

What’s on social

This is about right.

Paul knows…

Get on this in support of Jansin Turgut.

Again…

Sad to see people that have turned away from the game, especially in expansion areas.

What’s in the papers

Hull have been linked with a move to bring back fans favourite Mahe Fonua, reports Hull Live. He left for Wests Tigers at the end of 2017 and is out of contract at the end of the season.

There’s an insightful and groundbreaking piece in The Guardian on women’s State of Origin, discussing the opportunity and history of the series.

Still nothing in The Sun, so short in this section today…

Birthdays

Former Melbourne and Widnes centre, Aaron Moule, turns 42 today.

Also celebrating: former Ireland international Liam Bretherton (40); Swinton hooker Luke Waterworth (23)

What’s on TV/radio

5pm – Rugby League Back Chat – FreeSports

7pm – Live Super League: London Broncos v Hull KR – Sky Sports Main Event & Arena

Trivia

Scott Moore was the youngest ever Super League player when he made his debut for St Helens at the age of 16 against Wigan in 2004.