Rugby League Today: Williams injured, Leeds loan Briscoe, Jonny Lomax Q&A
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What’s on site
England half-back George Williams has been ruled out of Saturday’s Test against New Zealand after suffering a knee injury.
Featherstone winger Luke Briscoe has joined Leeds on loan until the end of the season.
Widnes co-captain Chris Houston and Catalans front-rower Sam Moa have received two-match penalty notices.
Three players come in for Leeds on Wednesday, while Catalans will welcome back Fouad Yaha. The 19-man squads have been announced.
Kalyn Ponga is set to make his Queensland debut on Sunday, while three players have been brought into the New South Wales squad. The squads have been revealed.
Our latest ‘have your say’ feature is out now. Should the Northern Rail Cup be brought back?
North Wales Crusaders have promoted Aled Davies from the reserves to the first team.
James Segeyaro and Stanton Albert are set to start for Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Test on Saturday, while Wes Naiqama and Jarryd Hayne will lead Fiji. The squads have been announced.
Red Star won their second Serbian Challenge Cup with a 56-6 victory over arch rivals Partizan at the Makis Stadium in Belgrade.
Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita will star for Tonga on Saturday and Anthony Milford and Pita Godinet will feature for Samoa. The 18-man squads have been confirmed.
Warrington star Josh Charnley said he wants to continue to prove doubters wrong following his return to rugby league.
Alex Foster has signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal with Castleford, keeping him at the Tigers until the end of 2021.
Our latest column is out now. ‘Declan Patton should be given a starting role at Warrington next season following the departure of Tyrone Roberts.’
What’s in the papers
Jonny Lomax Q&A – Versatility a strength for England ahead of Denver Test match with New Zealand, report the Mirror.
Kiwis are stronger, not weaker, says John Bateman, report Wigan Today.
Warrington fans react to Tyrone Roberts’ departure, report Warrington Guardian.
Confidence on rise, says Leeds ace Joel Moon, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Pauli Pauli predicting trophies for young and developing Wakefield squad, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Out-of-contract Jy Hitchcox still committed to Castleford’s cause, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Hull FC injury updates on Jamie Shaul, Sika Manu, Dean Hadley and more, report Hull Daily Mail.
Hull KR’s Adam Quinlan says Rovers have top eight chance because of returning stars, report Hull Daily Mail.
What’s on social
Interesting tweet from former England international Garreth Carvell!
There’s a lot of talk re players staying down for penalties. Maybe just me but I never wanted the opposition to know I was hurt. It was a pride thing. Taking someone’s cheap shot or big hit then bouncing straight back up thinking is that all you got !! That’s what it’s about.
— Garreth Carvell (@carvs81) June 19, 2018
Sam Burgess has copped a lot of stick in this video!
We hope you get the boys back for this one @SamBurgess8 ??
Some of the Denver team get stuck into a game of Word Association pic.twitter.com/oXbuKNqw2Q
— England Rugby League (@England_RL) June 19, 2018
Get in touch with Dave if you can help… Thanks!
Can anyone with access to a van spare a couple of hours on 8th July & 15th July to help @MCRRugby @MCRWheelRugby transport chairs and equipment between Hough End Chorlton and the Power League Trafford, and back again? Please let the club know. #wheelchairrugbyleague #rugbyleague
— Dave Parkinson (@DParkyRL) June 19, 2018
This is touching and nice to see.
Don't underestimate a #brotherhood that want to do it for their lost mate ?? #RIPKATO
— FIJI NSWRL Team (@FijiNSWRLTeam) June 19, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
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.