Rugby League Today: Wane’s England captain, Greenberg quits NRL & Leeds star assists army

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The half-back combination between Jake Trueman and Danny Richardson could take Castleford to the next level, according to Tigers captain Michael Shenton.

Our latest in depth feature is on Matt Cooper: The St George Illawarra Dragons centre who had it all.

Former Brisbane and Canberra hooker Mitch Cronin has sadly died at the age of 27. RIP.

Gold Coast Titans have granted a request from Kallum Watkins for an immediate release so he can return to England due to personal reasons.

We’ve done a fascinating interview with Tonga and Salford star Tui Lolohea. It means everything for Lolohea to play for Tonga – and now he is aiming to take the World Cup to the Pacific Island.

What’s in the papers

Leeds women’s star Abby Eatock on standby with army to help in COVID-19 efforts, reports the Daily Star.

Jamie Peacock says rugby league needs people who make things happen – and the proposed solution is a good one, reports the Mirror.

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg quits amid rugby league coronavirus crisis, reports The Guardian.

Shaun Wane has yet to decide who will be his England captain, reports Wigan Today.

New England assistant Andy Last had to keep job secret from parents for seven weeks, reports the Daily Star.

What’s on social

It’s great that Sky Sports are putting out old footage that hasn’t been seen in years.

Which house would you pick?

Look away now Hull KR fans…

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

Tonga international Michael Jennings turns 32 today.

Also celebrating; Samoa international Sauaso Sue (28), Hull FC half-back Liam Harris (23) and former St Helens and Bradford back-rower Bernard Dwyer (53).

Trivia

Welshman Jim Sullivan holds the record for most goals in a rugby league career, kicking 2,867 for Wigan between 1921-1946.

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