Rugby League Today: Tomkins leaves Wigan, England squad confirmed, State of Mind

Drew Darbyshire

We have a number of big stories for you today.

What’s on site

We have got all of the latest round-ups, including Super League, Championship, League 1 and NRL.

Hull KR have confirmed the signing of Wigan forward Joel Tomkins on an 18-month contract with immediate effect.

Ex-rugby league player Luke Menzies has signed a professional contract with WWE.

Featherstone utility-back Tom Holmes has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing his ACL.

The latest ‘paper talk’ feature is out now. There is quite a bit of contract talk in this week’s papers…

Wayne Bennett has included uncapped trio Jake Connor, Luke Thompson and Tommy Makinson in his 19-man squad for the Denver Test against New Zealand.

Catalans winger Fouad Yaha has received a one-match penalty notice for a Grade B shoulder charge.

Jake Mamo and Jarrod Sammut have been selected for Malta’s train-on squad ahead of a very busy schedule.

Swinton have signed Salford front-rower Levy Nzoungou on a one-month loan deal.

What’s in the papers

George Burgess returns to England squad for first time in two years ahead of New Zealand international in Denver, report the Mirror.

Full steam ahead for Catalans… and Darren Lockyer’s hair – 7 talking points from the rugby league weekend, report the Mirror.

Joel Tomkins leaves Wigan for Hull KR, report the Mirror.

Tommy Makinson’s fine form earns England call-up to face New Zealand, report The Guardian.

Joel Tomkins quits Wigan for Hull KR after bar incident, report The Guardian.

St Helens duo Luke Thompson and Tommy Makinson called up by England, report The Sun.

Joel Tomkins quits Wigan, report The Sun.

Wigan Warriors centre Dan Sarginson hopes to see Joe Greenwood back in Super League, report Wigan Today.

What’s on social

Who is looking forward to seeing Luke Thompson in action for England?

Will Tommy Makinson start for England?

It’s okay to talk!

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Fulltime – 3:30pm, Sky Sports Arena & 6:30pm, Sky Sports Action, presented by Bill Arthur.

Super League Show – 1pm, BBC Two, presented by Tanya Arnold.

The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.

The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.

The latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.

The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.