Rugby League Today: Watson to extend Salford stay, Leeds re-sign hooker & Reynolds’ viral video

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A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Warrington have confirmed the signing of Tonga international Leilani Latu from the Gold Coast Titans.

Our popular French round-up feature is on site right now. Avignon have gone top of the Elite 1 Championship, while big spenders Lezignan have signed a Samoa international.

Try our new quiz, we dare you. Who made the most metres in Super League last year?

The Rugby Football League’s laws committee has approved a change in the policing of play-the-balls in the 2020 season.

Gareth Widdop hopes his half-back partnership with Blake Austin will inspire Warrington to their first ever Super League title.

What’s in the papers

Alex Walmsley says all of rugby league is behind Mose Masoe after horror injury, report the Mirror.

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan says a combination of cost and timing make it unlikely the Warriors would target a Saracens player following the rugby union club’s relegation bombshell, report Wigan Today.

Salford coach Ian Watson is set to stay at the Red Devils by signing a new deal, report The Sun.

Josh Reynolds alerted the NRL integrity unit, the Wests Tigers and NSW Police in a private briefing in October last year about a disturbing video that has since gone public, report The Daily Telegraph.

Leeds react to sickness bug by re-signing former academy hooker Harvey Whiteley, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

Some try.

And this is just ridiculous from David Mead.

Just a picture of Sonny Bill Williams at Castleford…

What’s on TV/Radio

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #1 – we are back with a bang!

Episode 46: Love Rugby League Weekly, hosted by deputy editor Drew Darbyshire.

The latest Chasing Kangaroos – An International Rugby League podcast is available to download now.

The latest Howlin’ Hour podcast is available to download now. Toronto Wolfpack founder Eric Perez is a special guest on the show.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

We’ve got some top video content coming soon (biased, we know).

Birthdays

Former London, Wigan, Widnes and Leigh half-back Dennis Moran turns 42 today.

Also celebrating; Parramatta Eels playmaker Brock Lamb (23), Tonga legend Sika Manu (33) and Bradford prop Levy Nzoungou (22).

Trivia

Tonga made history last autumn as they became the first tier two nation to beat Australia with a 16-12 victory at Eden Park.

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