Rugby League Today: Warrington moves, long ban for Flanagan & Toulouse future

What’s on site

Bradford hooker George Flanagan has been banned for eight matches for his attack on the testicles of Hakim Miloudi in the recent game with Toronto.

Warrington have confirmed the signing of Matty Ashton from Championship side Swinton for next season.

Toulouse will groundshare at the 19,000-capacity Stade Ernest Wallon from the start of next season.

Kevin Brown has left Warrington to join Leigh on loan for the rest of the season.

We’ve had a look at the run-in for the six teams fighting for the four remaining play-off spaces in Super League, and given our predictions as to who will make it.

Lots of big talk in France, with Toulouse denying speculation surrounding Rhys Curran, Leigh’s Jacob Emmitt joining Carcassonne and Louis Anderson returning to New Zealand.

What’s on social

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Interesting timing!

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What’s in the papers

The Guardian look at the transfer deadline day beating moves, and how it might impact on the Super League relegation battle.

Pretty timely this one, but recently Gareth Walker in The Mirror did a feature on Swinton’s Warrington bound star Matty Ashton.

Wigan prop Ben Flower is out for the rest of the regular season, reports Wigan Today.

Birthdays

Australia, New South Wales and Cronulla legend Paul Gallen turns 38 today.

Also celebrating: Catalans prop Sam Moa (33); ex-Leeds back-rower Matt Adamson (47); Wales international Ollie Olds (26).

What’s on TV/radio

4pm – NRL Try Time – Sky Sports Arena

8pm – Rugby AM – FreeSports

Trivia

A total of 36 players have played for five or more Super League clubs.