Rugby League Today: Super League deal, latest gossip and Magic Weekend ideas

What’s on site

There’s plenty of gossip in the latest Off the Record column.

It’s the indigenous round in the NRL this weekend, and Zach Holland has previewed all of the games.

Super League and Betfred have agreed the largest commercial deal in the competition’s history.

Halifax have appointed Simon Grix as their new head coach.

Suggestions are coming in thick and fast for Magic Weekend, and Hull KR captain Joel Tomkins is suggesting it should be combined with Summer Bash.

Championship side Featherstone have signed Huddersfield forward Dale Ferguson on loan.

What’s on social

People continue to rally round Jansin Turgut.

Danny Sculthorpe and State of Mind continue to do their fantastic work.

The Magic Weekend debate…

What’s in the papers

St Helens are topping the leaderboard for Magic Weekend ticket sales, reports the St Helens Star. At the bottom, Catalans have outsold London Broncos for the event at Anfield.

Salford’s Jackson Hastings will wear a tribute on his shirt to former team-mate Jansin Turgut, who is still in a critical condition after a fall in Ibiza, at the Magic Weekend.


Warrington half-back Dec Patton is 24 today.


The first club rugby league match held at Anfield was in 1989, when Widnes beat Wigan 27-22 in the Charity Shield.

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