Rugby League Today: Singleton new deal, Tonga commitments, Wane on Hardaker

Drew Darbyshire

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What’s on site

Brad Singleton has signed a new deal with Leeds that will see him stay at the Rhinos until at least the end of the 2020 season.

Swinton assistant coach Tommy Gallagher has come out of retirement to sign a playing contract until the end of the season.

Will Oakes has signed a contract extension that will see him remain at Hull Kingston Rovers until the end of the 2021 season.

The Colostomy UK charity has launched its own rugby league team, in partnership with Medway Dragons.

Salford Red Devils Education Academy ace Sam Bardsley has started training with the first team after impressing for the Academy.

A Wakefield Academy player is looking to raise funds to enable him to represent Scotland at the Under-19s European Championships in Serbia later this year.

Former Salford and Catalans star Todd Carney has left North Queensland Cowboys for a return to Sydney for family reasons.

Great Britain and St Helens legend Cliff Watson has passed away following a battle with oesophageal cancer.

Former Hull FC, Featherstone Rovers and Great Britain forward Charlie Stone has passed away at the age of 67.

Hull FC duo Jordan Lane and Kieran Buchanan have signed new two-year deals.

The RFL will welcome Marie Curie nurses to lead the Super League teams out at Magic Weekend.

Promising youngster Joe Wardill has agreed a contract extension with Hull KR until the end of the 2021 season.

Joe Westerman could make his second debut for Hull FC on Saturday, but Castleford will be without current Man of Steel Luke Gale. The 19-man squads have been confirmed.

Michael Jennings has confirmed that he will see out his representative career playing for Tonga rather than with Australia or New South Wales Blues.

Wakefield and Hull KR have made several changes each to their squads ahead of their clash on Sunday. The 19-man squads have been announced.

What’s in the papers

Shaun Wane says rugby league is right to welcome Zak Hardaker back once he has served his doping suspension, report Wigan Today.

Warrington Wolves chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick is excited about the progress of the Wolves but says there remains plenty of room for improvement, report Warrington Guardian.

Crowd pays tribute to Roy Haggerty and Cliff Watson, report St Helens Star.

Leigh caretaker boss Kieron Purtill has praised Liam Hood’s contribution to Centurions’ eight-game winning streak, report Leigh Journal.

The film ‘as good as it gets’ has driven Jamie Jones-Buchanan to tell more rugby league stories, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Hull FC have released a Black Panther-inspired Magic Weekend shirt, report Hull Daily Mail.

Hull KR could lose Justin Carney for up to four months as club await injury news, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

Justin Holbrook believes Danny Richardson is good enough to play for England, now!

A nightmare! But at least Ryan Atkins had a laugh about it afterwards.

Stormtroopers were at the DW Stadium last night…

What’s on TV/Radio

Live NRL: Canberra Raiders v Gold Coast Titans – 6.00am, Sky Sports Arena & Main Event

Live NRL: New Zealand Warriors v Wests Tigers – 8.25am, Sky Sports Arena

Live NRL: Cronulla Sharks v Paramatta Eels – 10.30am, Sky Sports Arena

Super League: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves Highlights – 12.20pm, Sky Sports Arena

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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.