Rugby League Today: Wane on Hardaker, three new deals, video referee change

Drew Darbyshire

There are 17 brand new stories on our website right now.

What’s on site

Shaun Wane insists his resignation as Wigan coach had nothing to do with the club signing Zak Hardaker.

Harvey Livett has agreed a new two-year deal with Warrington, despite NRL clubs sniffing around the promising back-rower.

Wakefield have promoted academy star Tyron Travis to the first team on a one-year deal.

The Summer Bash will trial changes in the video referee system this weekend, with a reduction in the number of incidents a video referee may consider.

Wakefield have confirmed that Joe Arundel has been ruled out for three months after suffering a ligament rupture.

North East’s newest club Alnwick Bears enjoyed their first ever trip to rugby league’s summer party.

The latest episode of the Final Hooter podcast is out now. Dave Parkinson and James Gordon talk all things Magic Weekend and its future.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook gave his reaction to the news that Wigan counterpart Shaun Wane would be leaving at the end of the season.

The latest ‘off the record’ feature is out now for the latest rugby league rumours and gossip.

The 19-man squads for Friday’s games have been revealed. We have squads for Warrington v Hull FC, Salford v Huddersfield and Widnes v Wakefield.

Marwan Koukash has offered to write off the entire debt Salford owe him on condition that the club become self-financing over the next 18 months.

The latest ‘stat attack’ feature is out. Three is certainly the Magic number this week.

Huddersfield front-rower Matty English has signed a contract extension that will see him remain at the Giants until the end of the 2022 season.

Widnes winger Ryan Ince has signed a new two-year deal, keeping him at the Vikings until the end of 2020.

What’s in the papers

Wayne Bennett to consider another club if Brisbane Broncos replace him, report The Guardian.

Shaun Edwards has been warned of the pressures of coaching Wigan by the man he may replace, report The Sun.

Justin Holbrook says the NRL interest in Ben Barba shows how well he is playing, report St Helens Star.

Shaun Edwards ‘fully committed’ to Wales, claim Wigan Today.

Harvey Livett’s rugby league journey so far in pictures, report Warrington Guardian.

Daryl Powell plotting to keep Saints danger man Ben Barba under wraps, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Kirk Yeaman says he has got his hunger back and now it’s time to enjoy his Hull FC return, report Hull Daily Mail.

Hull KR close in on two key recruitment deals, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

Huddersfield youngster Matty English is very highly regarded.

Kieren Moss is in good try scoring form this season!

This is fantastic sportsmanship from Damien Cook.

Harvey Livett is made up to have signed a new deal at Warrington!

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE SL: Castleford Tigers v St Helens – 7:30pm, Sky Sports Arena & Main Event

SL Highlights: Castleford Tigers v St Helens – 1am, Sky Sports Arena

5 Live Rugby League – 7pm, 5 Live Sports Extra, commentary from Dave Woods.

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.