Rugby League Today: Super League considers suspension, Casty refuses travel to Wigan & football fans impressed

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Castleford climbed up to second in the Super League table as they inflicted a fourth defeat of 2020 on St Helens yesterday.

Daryl Powell expressed his sheer delight after Castleford dominated St Helens.

Warrington forward Luis Johnson has confirmed that he will be out of action for the next few months.

The Leeds player who was tested for coronavirus, which caused the postponement of their game against Catalans, has been cleared.

Tonight’s draw for the sixth round of the Challenge Cup will now be held in the UK, rather than America.

What’s in the papers

Super League clubs considering suspension as Toronto Wolfpack report first cases, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Football fans impressed by Super League amid coronavirus halt as Premier League VAR claim made, reports Hull Live.

Catalans forward Remi Casty says he will not travel to Wigan this weekend over fears of the coronavirus, reports L’Independant.

Rugby league to continue adhering to government guidelines and play on, reports the Mirror.

Leeds are doing everything possible to minimise impact of coronavirus insists Kevin Sinfield, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

Classic Kammy!

Four Toronto players showing symptoms of coronavirus…

Props aren’t as slow as they used to be…

What’s on TV/Radio

Controversy Corner – Fox League (8am)

Challenge Cup sixth round draw – BBC Red Button TV Channel (6:30pm)

Super League Show – BBC One (12:05am)

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 Brian McDermott.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

Tanya Arnold hosts the Super League Show.

Podcast: The Final Hooter #4 – featuring rugby league royalty Ellery Hanley.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Toronto coach Brian McDermott turns 50 today.

Also celebrating; former Great Britain international Phil Ford (59), ex-Australia international Brett Kenny (59) and Halifax centre Steve Tyrer (31).

Trivia

Andy Farrell and Pat Richards hold the record for most points in a regular season, with 388 each for Wigan in 2001 and 2010 respectively.

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