Rugby League Today: Super League must go on, Oledzki backs Leeds & live NRL action

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Hull’s interim head coach Andy Last has hit back at “unfair” criticism of the club following their Covid-19 outbreak.

Rugby league has been omitted from the list of sports that will hold pilots for the return of fans to elite sport, announced by the government.

NRL Preview: North Queensland Cowboys welcome back Valentine Holmes, star duo boost Sydney Roosters & Shaun Johnson returns.

Gold Coast Titans coach Justin Holbrook has signed a new deal that will see him stay at the club until the end of 2024.

Ottawa Aces have announced the signing of Scotland international Sam Luckley.

What’s in the papers

Salford’s Kevin Brown admits worry over potential brain problems from dream rugby career, reports the Daily Star.

Super League coaches insist the show must go on despite Covid-19 outbreak concerns, reports the Mirror.

Wigan boss Adrian Lam fears Covid-19 results may see Super League cancelled, reports The Sun.

It won’t take us long to get back where we were, insists Leeds prop Mikolaj Oledzki, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Kristian Woolf expects Tommy Makinson to be better on return from ban, reports St Helens Star.

What’s on social

This weekend’s Super League fixtures…

Live NRL on Sky Sports this morning.

The early days of rugby league…

 

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9:30am)

LIVE NRL: Parramatta Eels v South Sydney Rabbitohs – Sky Sports Arena & Watch NRL (10:55am)

Late Show with Matty Johns – Watch NRL (12:45pm)

Podcast: The Final Hooter #9 – Two rounds of Super League, Hull, Salford and Andy Grundy.

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.

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.

Birthdays

Former Widnes full-back Rhys Hanbury turns 35 today.

Trivia

Leeds have won the most Super League Grand Finals, with eight titles to their name.

Listen to The Final Hooter podcast, featuring exclusive interviews, every week. SUBSCRIBE to Love Rugby League on Apple Podcasts.

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