Rugby League Today: Wakefield on BGT, Summer Bash game beats Super League on Sky & latest paper talk

What’s on site

Widnes have lost just once with Anthony Gelling in their team this season, but have lost six of nine without him. Coach Kieron Purtill is hopeful he’ll be back for next week’s 1895 Cup game against Featherstone.

Our snapper Richard Long got in amongst the fans at Magic Weekend at Anfield – have you made it on to any of our photos?

Zach Holland has his weekly look at how our players are getting on in the NRL in Brits Down Under, with news that James Graham played on with a broken leg over the weekend.

Salford coach Ian Watson says his players must get on with their job, despite the concerns over former team-mate Jansin Turgut.

Plenty of talking points, as usual, in the latest Paper Talk – including the potential for an overseas Magic Weekend, reserve grade update and speculation over Ottawa’s first signing and new coach.

What’s on social

A clutch of Wakefield players grabbed a bit of terrestrial TV exposure last night as they appeared on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent giving a lift up to contestant Siobhan Phillips, who visited Belle Vue recently for the media opportunity.

A fascinating watch with referee Robert Hicks, who talks about the video referee on a recent episode of Rugby AM.

The Summer Bash clash between Widnes and Leigh pulled in more viewers than the Thursday night Super League clash between Leeds and Castleford.

What’s in the papers

Castleford’s Luke Gale says he has not given up hope on playing this season, as he continues his recovery from Achilles tendon injury.

Daly Cherry-Evans is the captain for Queensland in this year’s State of Origin, and The Guardian are calling it one hell of an unlikely promotion for the “divisive” character.

Ellery Hanley has given some insight in to how Man of Steel points are awarded, speaking in the St Helens Star.

Birthdays

New Zealand General Manager Motu Tony, who played in Super League for Castleford, Hull and Wakefield, turns 38 today.

Also celebrating: Papua New Guinea international hooker Paul Aiton (34); prolific half-back Michael Dobson (33); Kiwi hooker Isaac Luke (32).

What’s on TV/radio

Get Watch NRL and live stream every NRL game to keep up with how the Burgess boys, John Bateman, Ryan Sutton, Elliott Whitehead, James Graham and all the others are getting on Down Under.

Trivia

Five clubs have won the Championship more than once since it was established in 2003 – Leigh (4), Salford, Castleford, Sheffield and Hull KR (all 2)

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