Rugby League Today: Yeaman helps Hull, Gildart future, The Rock
We have a whole range of different stories for you today.
What’s on site
Cronulla centre Ricky Leutele will join Toronto on a two-year deal ahead of next season, according to Australian reports.
Swinton have signed Wigan forward Liam Paisley on a one-month loan deal.
New Zealand Warriors star Solomone Kata has become the latest player to pledge his future international career to Tonga rather than New Zealand.
Widnes co-captain Chris Houston has confirmed that he will hang up his boots at the end of the season.
Wigan centre Oliver Gildart has signed a new and improved three-year deal with the club.
Australia star Josh Mansour has signed a new three-year deal with Penrith Panthers.
Catalans full-back David Mead has admitted he’s excited to make his Magic Weekend debut at St James’ Park.
Morgan Escaré could return for Wigan on Saturday, while Warrington have named an unchanged team. The 19-man squads have been announced.
Check out five things to look forward to this weekend. It’s a very interesting one this week!
Hull FC have signed half-back Liam Harris from Doncaster on a deal until the end of the 2020 season for an undisclosed fee.
Kirk Yeaman has come out of retirement for Hull FC. They have registered him in their squad to face Hull KR at Magic Weekend.
What’s in the papers
Tom Johnstone warns ‘stupid’ Wakefield to get smart ahead of crunch Magic Weekend clash, report the Mirror.
Hull KR ace Junior Vaivai tells how The Rock put him on the road to Super League, reveal The Sun.
St Helens star Ben Barba reveals he was nervous before tearing up Super League, report The Sun.
Tommy Leuluai plans talks about his Wigan Warriors future, report Wigan Today.
Sitaleki Akauola on Warrington’s Magic Weekend derby clash, report Warrington Guardian.
Praise for dazzling Danny Richardson’s half-back play, report St Helens Star.
Brett Ferres feels he can put setbacks behind him, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Castleford Tigers out but not down insists playmaker Jamie Ellis, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
What’s on social
It’s brilliant to see Wigan Warriors showing support for Mental Health Awareness Week!
As part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we've been asking some of our players some important questions. pic.twitter.com/Ba4VTedcF5
— Wigan Warriors ?⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) May 17, 2018
This makes for funny viewing!
These boys are crackers ???
We got the six guys playing at #MagicWeekend on Saturday to take on the Magic Party challenge!!!
Who's your winner? pic.twitter.com/YhsqW0SRfE
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) May 16, 2018
This is well worth a watch.
A group of rugby players are preparing to try tackle a world record in support of Andy's Man Club and the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund pic.twitter.com/uz5SqaR5Rb
— ITV News Calendar (@itvcalendar) May 17, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
We would highly recommend watching Rugby League’s Legendary Watersplash Final documentary on BBC iPlayer. It is fantastic.
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.