Rugby League Today: Wane appointed, Leeds will not panic & Warriors eye Murdoch-Masila

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Shaun Wane has been appointed England’s new head coach on a two-year contract.

Kevin Sinfield will step down from his position as head of the England Performance Unit with immediate effect.

The Championship got underway at the weekend and we’ve got a round-up of the action. 12-man Toulouse beat York, Halifax won thanks to a last-minute score and London battled past Bradford.

Our latest quiz is live. Can you name all Rugby League World Cup winning captains?

Here are four talking points from Super League’s opening weekend. New recruits certainly made their mark in round one.

What’s in the papers

Sonny Bill Williams insists he’ll find his best form for Toronto Wolfpack despite low-key rugby league return in defeat by Castleford, report Daily Mail.

Delighted Lee Radford praises Hull FC and says Ratu Naulago can be anything he wants, report Hull Live.

Leeds coach Richard Agar says there will be no panic after crushing loss to Hull FC, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Wigan boss Adrian Lam has explained why he preferred teenage prop Ethan Havard ahead of a clutch of senior forwards, report Wigan Today.

Warrington back-rower Ben Murdoch-Masila is set to ink a two-year deal with NRL side New Zealand Warriors from 2021, report The Daily Telegraph.

What’s on social

Darren Albert was quick, wasn’t he?

But Ratu Naulago might be even quicker…

Greg Eden also has a clean pair of wheels!

What’s on TV/Radio

Matty Smith on Israel Folau, life in Catalans and Saints or Wigan? The first episode of The Last Tackle is out now.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Sam Burgess.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is back, with Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick being a special guest.

Betfred have launched a magazine show called The Last Tackle on YouTube, hosted by Mark Pearson.

Tanya Arnold is joined by the stars of Super League to look ahead to the 2020 season in the first Super League Show of 2020.

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #2 – Super League season launch

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

The latest Total Rugby League Show is available to download now, hosted by Ben Hughes.

The In Touch Show is out now by Betfred.

Birthdays

Bradford legend Robbie Hunter-Paul turns 44 today.

Also celebrating; Samoa international Martin Taupau (30), St George Illawarra Dragons playmaker Corey Norman (29) and Sydney Roosters favourite Luke Keary (28).

Trivia

Hull FC’s former England forward Gareth Ellis, who turns 39 in May, is the oldest player in Super League.

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