Rugby League Today: Wakefield injury blow, Bateman wins appeal & Salford’s King

John Bateman in action for Wigan

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Joe Batchelor extends St Helens stay.

Lezignan confirm signing of James Maloney.

Willie Isa issues apology after being given four-match ban.

We are focused on ourselves, says Leeds boss Richard Agar.

England clash with Fiji at Rochdale postponed.

What’s in the papers

Injury blow for Wakefield. (The Yorkshire Post)

Leeds prop King Vuniyayawa agrees to join rival Super League club in 2022. (Leeds Live)

John Bateman wins appeal against ban. (Wigan Today)

Leeds set to re-sign Rhyse Martin but St Helens and Salford move for Konrad Hurrell and King Vuniyayawa. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

St Helens boss reveals why Mark Percival will sit out Leigh clash. (St Helens Reporter)

What’s on social

Keith Mason’s Rugby Blood comic is now available to buy.

There is still time to enter…

Leigh’s Kurt Haggerty is enjoying life as a head coach.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Try Time – Sky Sports Arena (6:30pm)

LIVE SL: Wigan v Leeds – Sky Sports Arena (7:45pm)

Birthdays

Wigan coach Adrian Lam turns 51 today (August 25).

Also celebrating; ex-Huddersfield and Wakefield hooker Brad Drew (46), West Wales Raiders coach Aaron Wood (37) and London Skolars’ Tommy Chipchase (23).

Trivia

On this day in 2007: Paul Wellens and Leon Pryce shared the Lance Todd Trophy as they inspired St Helens to a 30-8 win over Catalans in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley.

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