Rugby League Today: Warrington blow, TV nasty & Hull boost pack

What’s on site

Warrington are sweating on the fitness of key trio Blake Austin, Josh Charnley and Jack Hughes for the Challenge Cup final later this month. Coach Steve Price has provided an injury update.

There is doubt over whether Catalans’ games will be broadcast on TV next season, after beIN Sport pulled out due to the increasing fees wanted by Super League chief Robert Elstone.

It wasn’t a great day for TV coverage, as Toronto Wolfpack’s game with York this weekend was mysteriously pulled from Sky Sports with no real explanation.

Ryan Sutton returns to the Canberra side this weekend – Zach Holland takes a look at the NRL weekend ahead.

It’s that time of week again – your weekly dose of exclusive rumour and gossip.

More on the RFL rejecting Keighley’s bid to run a reserve team in the Championship next season.

What’s on social

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Decent match day promo. Even if the fixture is being played too many times.

Baffling.

What’s in the papers

Hull KR coach Tony Smith is hoping that hooker Matt Parcell will be fit for their crunch relegation clash with London Broncos next month, according to Hull Live.

Patrick Ah Van has spoken about the support offered to him by Widnes fans following his return to the club, and their progress to Wembley.

There’s a nice Q&A in the St Helens Star with Justin Holbrook, where he talks his reception from the fans, the second successive league leaders’ shield and Warrington’s signing of Matty Smith.

Birthdays

Highly-rated Leeds full-back Jack Walker turns 20 today.

Also celebrating: New South Wales rep Tyrone Peachey (28); retired Grand Final winner Lee Smith (33); ex-Hull KR winger David Hodgson (38)

What’s on TV/radio

10.45am – Live NRL: North Queensland v Brisbane – Sky Sports Arena

5pm – Rugby League Back Chat – FreeSports

7pm – Live Super League: Warrington v St Helens – Sky Sports Arena

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