A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
Wakefield forward Joe Westerman is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Andy Farrell, Old Faithful and the 2016 Million Pound Game.
The NRL has confirmed the rescheduled State of Origin dates for 2020 – and they clash directly with the international Ashes series.
Sky Sports are showing plenty of rugby league over this weekend. Here is the full rugby league schedule for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
England women’s coach Craig Richards has selected a 29-player Performance Squad – which includes seven new faces.
What’s in the papers
Brendan Sheridan reveals how battle with COVID-19 has affected his mental health, reports the Mirror.
Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington insists cost cutting will not force players out of the club, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.
Hull FC owner Adam Pearson says Bristol Bears have promised Ratu Naulago “probably three times” what the Super League club offered him to stay at the KCOM Stadium but they have a plan to unearth similar gems, reports The Yorkshire Post.
Albert Kelly preparing to leave Hull FC at the end of the season, reports Hull Live.
What’s on social
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This is the details of what's been circulated around today – the full three-proposal layout for Super League's project restart pic.twitter.com/6HtHVNTSo1
— Aaron Bower (@AaronBower) May 21, 2020
We are more than ready for the NRL’s return.
— Vodafone Warriors (@NZWarriors) May 22, 2020
Benji Marshall magic.
— Rugby League Best Tries Hits and Biffs (@NBiffs) May 22, 2020
What’s on TV/Radio
8pm: Castleford v St Helens (2017) – Sky Sports Arena
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 Australia, New South Wales and Hull FC prop Mark O’Meley turns 39 today.
Also celebrating; former Wigan favourite Kelvin Skerrett (54), Jamaica international Keenen Tomlinson (23) and ex-Dewsbury winger Austin Buchanan (36).
The Rugby League Hall of Fame has 27 inductees – Billy Batten, Brian Bevan, Billy Boston, Alex Murphy, Jonty Parkin, Gus Risman, Albert Rosenfeld, Jim Sullivan, Harold Wagstaff, Neil Fox, Vince Karalius, Tom van Vollenhoven, Eric Ashton, Douglas Clark, Ellery Hanley, Martin Hodgson, Lewis Jones, Martin Offiah, Garry Schofield, Mick Sullivan, Willie Horne, Mal Reilly, Shaun Edwards, Albert Goldthorpe, Johnny Whiteley, Derek Turner and Andy Gregory.
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