Rugby League Today: Warrington agree pay cuts, Balding praises women’s game & Williams in good form

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The RFL has announced a return to profit but the governing body forecasts at least a £3million loss due to the cancellation of this year’s Ashes series.

Super League has released the fixture schedule for the rest of 2020 – including 21 live games in 29 days on Sky Sports from August 2.

Wakefield have confirmed the signing of winger Liam Kay from Toronto Wolfpack.

Toronto Wolfpack have confirmed they will play the rest of the 2020 season in the UK.

Jon Wells has paid tribute to the RFL, Super League and its clubs for the compromises they’ve reached ahead of the competition’s restart next month.

What’s in the papers

Warrington become latest Super League club to agree pay cuts with their players, reports the Mirror.

New RFL president Clare Balding wants women’s game to become professional, reports The Guardian.

RFL president Clare Balding believes the women’s game can really spread rugby league’s gospel, reports The Sun.

Joe Greenwood targets Wigan starting spot, reports Wigan Today.

Luke Gale says Leeds’ skill levels are higher than four months ago, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

Who am I?

Some nice tries here…

George Williams has made a fine start to life Down Under.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (7:30am)

LIVE NRL: Melbourne Storm v Gold Coast Titans (9am) – Sky Sports Arena

LIVE NRL: Wests Tigers v Brisbane Broncos (10:55am) – Sky Sports Arena

Good Friday 2016: Hull KR v Hull FC (8pm) – Sky Sports Arena

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.

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

Australia, Queensland and Brisbane Broncos utility Darius Boyd turns 33 today.

Also celebrating; Former St Helens half-back Kyle Eastmond (31), Batley winger Johnny Campbell (33) and Toronto centre Greg Worthington (30).

Trivia

The last Super League game that was played was between Castleford and St Helens on March 16 before the sport was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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