RL Today: Derby importance, Kelly departs Hull & hopes for promotion and relegation

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Hull FC claimed the bragging rights as they beat rivals Hull KR 31-16 at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

A hat-trick from Max Jowitt helped Wakefield secure their third win in a row as they beat Leeds 30-6 at the Totally Wicked Stadium last night.

Leeds coach Richard Agar admitted his side were low on energy as they crashed to a 30-6 derby defeat by Wakefield.

Hull FC have confirmed that Albert Kelly will return to Australia next week with his family following a season-ending hamstring injury.

St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus says retiring prop James Graham is one of the best to ever play for the club.

What’s in the papers

Leigh centre Junior Sa’u hopes for a return to promotion and relegation next year, reports Leigh Journal.

Albert Kelly “disappointed” at missing out on Hull FC swansong, reports The Yorkshire Post.

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf knows the important of a Saints-Wigan derby, reports St Helens Star.

Win against St Helens and top spot ‘ours to lose’, says Wigan forward Liam Farrell, reports Wigan Today.

Rugby league hailed for reaction to Rob Burrow documentary about life with MND, reports The Sun.

What’s on social

Innes Senior has bags of pace!

A nice throwback to Ireland’s brilliant 2017 World Cup campaign.

Albert Kelly has been a joy to watch in Super League.

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE SL: Warrington v Huddersfield (Sky Sports Arena – 5:30pm)

LIVE SL: St Helens v Wigan (Sky Sports Arena (7:45pm)

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #12 – NRL Grand Final, Challenge Cup final & Return to Play.

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.


Former Widnes coach Tim Sheens turns 70 today.

Also celebrating; Toulouse prop Ben Evans (28), Leeds centre Rhys Evans (28) and Hull KR hooker Matt Parcell (28).


Danny McGuire holds the record for most Super League tries, with 247 to his name for Leeds and Hull KR between 2001-19.

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About Drew Darbyshire 8032 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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