Rugby League Today: Warrington sign Clark, Uate to Huddersfield, Tomkins exclusive apology
The rugby league world has been very busy in the last 24 hours.
What’s on site
Salford have released Manu Vatuvei after he suffered an injury in pre-season.
Castleford academy star Robbie Storey has earned himself a two-year deal with the Tigers’ first team.
Warrington have confirmed the signing of South Sydney Rabbitohs front-rower Jason Clark on a two-year deal from the 2019 season.
The 2021 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers are set to get underway in Euro C – North in June.
Our latest ‘have your say’ feature is out now. Should Danny Richardson play for England in Denver?
Catalans are monitoring the progress of New Zealand Warriors centre Anthony Gelling ahead of a potential return to Super League in 2019.
Matty Ashurst is set to return for Wakefield on Thursday, while Wigan will welcome back Dan Sarginson and Gabe Hamlin. The 19-man squads have been announced.
Former Oldham player and coach Eric Fitzsimons has died following a long battle with dementia.
Simon Woolford has revealed that Huddersfield’s talks with Manly Sea Eagles winger Akuila Uate are ‘well down the line’ ahead of a proposed move.
Our latest ‘life after league’ feature is out. We caught up with former Super League and Rochdale winger Chris Riley.
Love Rugby League’s latest column is on Magic Weekend and why taking the event to New York would be a failure.
What’s in the papers
Joel Tomkins has opened his heart for the first time about the video nasty which led to him being fined and banned by Wigan Warriors, report Wigan Today in an exclusive.
Toby King and Dom Crosby fighting fit for Warrington Wolves, report Warrington Guardian.
Disciplinary verdict on Saints v Hull FC clash, report St Helens Star.
Break has benefited Wakefield Trinity says boss Chris Chester, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
NRL bright lights won’t blur focus for Castleford star Adam Milner, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Confidence remains up for Leeds despite being down on numbers says Adam Cuthbertson, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Scott Taylor plotting Hull FC Grand Final assault after Challenge Cup exit, report Hull Daily Mail.
Why Tim Sheens and Hull KR should only be judged at the end of the season, explain Hull Daily Mail.
What’s on social
Interesting speculation in the papers…
? Cuthbertson wants Leeds stay
??????? Robinson wants RFL to prioritise internationals
?? McNamara wants semi-finals in France
? Kheirallah rejected Castleford
?? Tangata still wants SL shot
? O'Loughlin on Wane
Paper talk. #rugbyleague https://t.co/YBZylomEGD
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) June 5, 2018
Sam Burgess speaks highly of Warrington’s new signing Jason Clark!
Just want to congratulate the great man @JaceClark013 on his new deal at @wolvesrl …. Warrington fans you have got a beauty. You Will be missed greatly at the Bunnies both on and off the field but let’s make the most of our time left. #Roomies
— Sam Burgess (@SamBurgess8) June 5, 2018
York captain Tim Spears has got a gun tattoo… Or does he?
Spears Gets ‘Gun’ Tattoo https://t.co/3GJKdrzkjT
— York City Knights⚔️?️? (@YorkKnightsRLFC) June 4, 2018
Who is looking forward to State of Origin today?!
The big ™ fend from @greg_inglis! ?#Origin #NRL pic.twitter.com/o1pqq0XLGP
— NRL (@NRL) June 5, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
LIVE State of Origin: Game 1 – New South Wales v Queensland – 11am, Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Main Event
State of Origin Highlights: Game 1 – New South Wales v Queensland – 7pm, Sky Sports Arena
The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.
The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.
The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.
The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.
The latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.
The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.