Hello and welcome along to today's live rugby league blog where we will be bringing you all the latest news and rumours all day long.

All eyes turn to Shaun Wane's England side this week as the national team travel to Perpignan to take France in their one and only end of season Test.

Shaun Wane's side will have to wait another year until their World Cup campaign kicks off but their preparations continue on Saturday at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in a double-header alongside England Women.

They'll be without captain and Man of Steel winner Sam Tomkins, but Hull KR's Jordan Abdull is in line for an international debut in the halves this weekend and he'll hope to catch the eye.

We'll be looking ahead to both games throughout the day as well as bringing you all the latest from around the sport.