A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
Leeds fan Martin Price is the latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Wheldon Road, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and the Rhinos’ 2004 Grand Final victory.
Our latest throwback feature focuses on Fulham RLFC. The younger generation may find it hard to believe there was once a professional rugby league team called Fulham RLFC who played at Craven Cottage.
We’ve taken a look at six of the best full-backs in the NRL right now and have ranked them in order. Do you agree or disagree with our choices?
Trent Merrin says captaining Leeds is one of the highlights of his career and hasn’t ruled out a possible return to the Rhinos before the end of his career.
What’s in the papers
Super League to ask players to take season-long pay cut in fight for survival, reports The Guardian.
Super League players to decide on pay cut proposals put forward by clubs, reports the Mirror.
St Helens players check on elderly fans’ health with daily phonecalls, reports The Sun.
Why clubs below Super League may be better placed to deal with lockdown, reports The Guardian.
What’s on social
Just imagine playing your first Super League game at 16!
Fair few years ago this was 🤪 https://t.co/1xAvfFfLTL
— scott moore (@Scottymoore33) April 16, 2020
This is TV gold.
📽️ The clip is taken from an episode of 'BBC Superstars' in 1983…
— Rugby Football League (at 🏠) (@TheRFL) April 15, 2020
John Bateman has braved the shave!
Injured Raiders backrower John Bateman reveals he’s unlikely to have overcome shoulder surgery in time to return to the NRL if the 2020 season recommences on May 28 👇#BaileysBunker 🎥 via @ZacBailey14https://t.co/c4QLlCO5K6
— NRL (@NRL) April 17, 2020
What’s on TV/Radio
Former Super League and NRL forward Keith Mason is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. He talks about his switch to the NRL at 20 as well as his new rugby comic – Rugby Blood.
Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.
Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.
The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.
The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.
Former Hull FC and Hull KR favourite Paul Cooke turns 39 today.
Also celebrating; Featherstone forward Brett Ferres (34), ex-Catalans winger Dimitri Pelo (35) and Sydney Roosters prop Lindsay Collins (24).
Welshman David Watkins holds the record for most goals in a season, having kicked 221 goals for Salford in the 1972-73 campaign.
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