Rugby League Today: Super League’s project restart, 2020 Magic update & possible August return?

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.

Warrington forward Jason Clark played a crucial role in the club’s signing of superstar Greg Inglis.

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

Magic Weekend may still happen in Newcastle this year – with Paris move on wish list, reports The Sun.

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

This makes for interesting reading…

We are more than ready for the NRL’s return.

Benji Marshall magic.

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.

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

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).

Trivia

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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1 Comment

  1. Don’t tell me Adam Pearson May look at local talent rather than overseas crocks.
    Believe that when Antarctica melts.

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