Rugby League Today: Wane takes pay cut, Farrell backs midweek matches & Clark unsure on his future

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Our weekly expansionist blog is up, and we’ve got an interview with North Wales Crusaders half-back Brad Billsborough on becoming Germany’s youngest ever captain and what it means for him to represent the nation.

Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington hopes rugby league can flourish after the coronavirus pandemic, just as the sport did at the end of the Second World War.

We’ve selected six of the best NRL centres of all-time. Spoiler alert: Greg Inglis is in there.

York media manager Gavin Wilson is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Gareth Ellis and bold expansion plans.

They might be a rival club right now, but Chris Thorman hopes that Newcastle Thunder can make their mark and achieve their Super League dream.

What’s in the papers

England rugby league coach Shaun Wane takes pay cut as RFL battles coronavirus crisis, reports the Mirror.

Super League’s multi-million private equity investment hopes ‘still alive’, reports The Sun.

Wigan forward Liam Farrell says players would back midweek matches, reports Wigan Today.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall urges everybody to conduct internal review as he backs Hull KR furlough decision, reports Hull Live.

Warrington forward Jason Clark unsure of his rugby league future, reports Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

How good…

Must watch!

Fantastic from Barrow.

What’s on TV/Radio

Fox League LIVE – Fox League (5am)

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.

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.

Birthdays

Catalans centre Israel Folau turns 31 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Wigan prop Taulima Tautai (32), New Zealand international Kodi Nikorima (26) and Samoa star Chanel Harris-Tavita (21).

Trivia

The highest attendance at a Magic Weekend came in 2016, when 68,276 watched Super League at St James’ Park in Newcastle over the two days.

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