Rugby League Today: Wales offer England out, Featherstone chairman frustrated & Brough’s career fears

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Ireland international Dec O’Donnell admits he would like to see a Magic Weekend taken to Dublin in the near future.

Leigh coach John Duffy thinks his side can do something special this year – but his feet are remaining firmly grounded at this point.

Our latest expansionist blog is on North Wales Crusaders. The Welsh side might have one of the smallest budgets in League 1 – but they are a club doing good things on and off the field.

Wakefield captain Jacob Miller says his side want to make the top five come the end of the season.

Start your week off right with our quiz. Can you name the 2019 Super League Dream Team?

What’s in the papers

Wales offer to set up battle of Britain against England if tests axed, reports The Sun.

Government loan points to a very different future for rugby league, reports The Guardian.

The plan for rising rugby league stars who will miss out on crucial tour Down Under, reports the Mirror.

Featherstone chairman Mark Campbell angry with Super League chief Robert Elstone’s stance on relegation, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Danny Brough admits coronavirus could end his career – and force him onto building sites, reports the Daily Star.

What’s on social

Who am I?

Would you take Magic Weekend to Dublin?

What a game this was!

What’s on TV/Radio

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 Papua New Guinea and Hull KR favourite Stanley Gene turns 46 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Wests winger Beau Ryan (35), former Brisbane utility Denan Kemp (33) and Papua New Guinea international Nene Macdonald (25).

Trivia

Wigan hold the record for most points in a rugby league season, with 1,735 being scored from 45 matches in the 1994-95 campaign.

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