Rugby League Today: Wigan injury blow, Huddersfield to look at transfer market & Sonny Bill’s Roosters return

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Brits Down Under: Ryan Sutton impressive again and Tom Burgess’ Rabbitohs on fire.

Paper Talk: Bevan French, Jamie Peacock’s debt to RL, more re-shaping & Toronto Wolfpack crunch.

Outgoing Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell hinted at a positive future for rugby league and hopes that the new TV deal will help entice new owners to the sport.

Warrington coach Steve Price says there’s a lot more to come from half-back partnership Blake Austin and Gareth Widdop following the 36-0 win over Wakefield.

Former Leeds captain Kallum Watkins has been given permission to speak to other Super League clubs, in the wake of Toronto Wolfpack’s ongoing problems.

What’s in the papers

Matty Dawson-Jones takes “easy” decision to stay at Bradford in 2021, reports The Telegraph & Argus.

The story of rugby’s great split as 13-man code celebrates its 125th anniversary, reports the Mirror.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam faces nervous wait on Liam Marshall injury results, reports the Daily Star.

Here to help out – Brett Ferres explains his loan return to Leeds from Featherstone, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford eyes transfer market after Hull FC loss, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

A lovely dummy from Blake Austin.

Super League games on Thursday and Friday this week.

Sonny Bill Williams is back at Sydney Roosters!

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Super League Show – BBC Two (1pm)

Podcast: The Final Hooter #9 – Two rounds of Super League, Hull, Salford and Andy Grundy.

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.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Former Australia, New South Wales, North Sydney Bears, Newcastle Knights and St Helens forward David Fairleigh turns 50 today.

Also celebrating; Hull KR forward George Lawler (25).

Trivia

St Helens hold the record for most Grand Final appearances, with 11 to their name.

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