Rugby League Today: Super League faces 75% pay cut, NRL to take 87% cut & England’s poster boy

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Wigan half-back Jackson Hastings says he would “definitely” take the chance to return to the NRL if the right club was interested in signing him.

In pictures: Super League stars in 2000 and how they look 20 years on. Danny Ward and Danny Tickle haven’t changed!

We’ve picked out 13 of Wigan’s greatest ever players. It was incredibly hard to make the list so short.

The Magic Weekend is looking increasingly likely to be scrapped as Super League chiefs try to plan how the resumed season might pan out.

We’ve selected a XIII of players who are well known for wearing a head guard. There are some forgotten gems in this side.

What’s in the papers

Wigan prop George Burgess says players may need to take pay cuts of up to 75%, reports Wigan Today.

NRL players told they need to take 87% pay cut to save the game, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Super League clubs consider putting players on unpaid leave, reports The Guardian.

Super League clubs set to get Sky money until June – but the Magic Weekend may be lost, reports The Sun.

Super League may have a ready-made poster boy for its return, reports the Daily Star.

What’s on social

Very responsible in the current climate!

That’d be interesting…

Who knows what “getting crafty” means?

What’s on TV/Radio

Fox League LIVE – Fox League (4am)

Late Show with Matty Johns – Fox League (10am)

Rugby League Back Chat – FreeSports (5pm)

LIVE Fox League Mornings – Fox League (8pm)

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.

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.


Former Hull FC coach Lee Radford turns 41 today.

Also celebrating; Samoa international Zane Musgrove (24), Sheffield captain Matt James (33) and Bradford prop Liam Kirk (23).


The highest scoring game with no tries in Super League history came in 2007, when Salford beat Harlequins 5-2.

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