Rugby League Today: Wigan injury update, NRL star signs new deal & more subs debate

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Editor’s column: It’s not the same without fans.

Huddersfield have confirmed that coach Simon Woolford will leave the club at the end of the season.

Paper Talk: Super League clubs eye Albert Kelly, Leeds’ iron man and Hull KR up for the Cup.

Brits Down Under: George Williams stars, Tom Burgess inspires Rabbitohs and Ryan Sutton’s excellent year continues.

Toronto captain Josh McCrone has joined coach Brian McDermott in calling for the Wolfpack to be given a second chance in Super League.

What’s in the papers

Hull KR half-back Jordan Abdull facing lengthy ban as RFL charge seven players, reports Hull Live.

Wigan prop Tony Clubb has received some encouraging news on his neck injury, reports Wigan Today.

Daryl Powell: More subs needed to allay Super League injury fears, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Andy Last on ‘legend’ Gareth Ellis’ retirement plans and his future, reports Hull Live.

State of Origin 2020: Adelaide Oval to host series opener as venues and dates confirmed, reports The Guardian.

What’s on social

Try of the Week time…

Josh Papalii has committed his long-term future to Canberra Raiders.

An exciting weekend of Challenge Cup action in store…

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.

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 and New South Wales star Brett Kimmorley turns 44 today.

Also celebrating; Hull legend Kirk Yeaman (37), Warrington prop Mike Cooper (32) and Tonga international Joe Ofahengaue (25).

Trivia

Wigan hold the record for fewest points conceded in a Super League season (points per game), with just 9.65 points conceded on average per game in 1998.

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