Rugby League Today: Wane on heritage players, England’s new assistant & Gene returns to Hull KR

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The latest off the record gossip column is out now. Which Summer Bash game has been cancelled? What is the latest on Danny Brough’s injury? Where is Morgan Escare going? Find out in the rumour mill.

Rhyse Martin says Leeds are “cautious” ahead of their meeting with Toronto on Thursday night.

The full international schedule for 2020 has been confirmed, and England do not have a mid-season test.

Sosaia Feki will have to wait to make his Castleford debut after he tore his calf for the second time.

Warrington coach Steve Price feels for Gareth Widdop and Blake Austin after the pair were absent from Shaun Wane’s first England squad.

What’s in the papers

Shaun Wane reveals what Australian-born players need to do to get into his England squad, reports Wigan Today.

Loanee Joe Greenwood relishing challenge at “hometown” club Leeds, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Stanley Gene’s new role revealed as legend makes Hull KR return, reports Hull Live.

Konrad Hurrell keen to carry on dancing and high-fiving his way through Super League, reports the Mirror.

Hull FC assistant Andy Last tipped for international success with England boss Shaun Wane keen, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

A great gesture from Bradford speedster David Foggin-Johnston.

First game in new colours for George Williams.

This is a really good watch.

What’s on TV/Radio

Rugby League Back Chat – FreeSports (5pm)

LIVE: Leeds v Toronto – Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Arena (7:45pm)

Toronto Wolfpack ‘superfan’ Sandy Shipley is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. She talks about following the Wolfpack’s Canadian rugby league dream.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Aidan Sezer.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

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

Tanya Arnold hosts the Super League Show.

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.

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

Salford legend David Watkins turns 78 today.

Also celebrating; ex-St Helens utility Tony Stewart (41), former Widnes captain Phil Waring (45) and Penrith Panthers forward Liam Martin (23).

Trivia

Denny Solomona holds the record for most tries in a Super League season, with the winger scoring 40 tries for Castleford in 2016.

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1 Comment

  1. Damn, I kinda hoped Stan had been signed for the first team. Not like he’d ever take a backward step, not like he’d never give anything less than his all. Not like he’d not lift every player on the team, and I sure as hell wouldn’t want the job of tackling him! I’m delighted to see Stan getting a role at the club. He is a true legend of the club.

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