RL Today: Farrell’s goals, pre-season friendlies & Peacock optimistic for 2021

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Championship and League 1 clubs adopt points percentage format, Summer Bash cancelled.

Hull 2021 squad numbers: Jake Connor given No. 1 jersey.

London Broncos close in on new home at AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane.

Halifax sign Sam Hewitt on loan from Huddersfield.

Leeds coach Richard Agar explains why he would rather have scrums back.

What’s in the papers

After a tough 12 months – rugby league in 2021 will be memorable for all the right reasons, says Jamie Peacock, reports the Mirror.

“In the end, I think it just proved too much” for Super League chief Robert Elstone, says Adam Pearson, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Liam Farrell reveals his goals for 2021, reports Wigan Today.

“Project” Dan Norman impresses St Helens coach Kristian Woolf, reports St Helens Star.

Ben McNamara “growing in stature” at Hull under Brett Hodgson’s guidance, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

What a side.

Castleford will play Hull KR in Adam Milner’s testimonial on Sunday, March 14.

Another pre-season friendly sees Wakefield take on Dewsbury on March 14.

What’s on TV/Radio

Games from the French Elite Championship are being streamed live every weekend.

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, New South Wales and Fiji representative Jarryd Hayne turns 33 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Widnes forward Chris Houston (36), London Broncos half-back Jarrod Sammut (34), ex-Parramatta prop Tim Mannah (33), Toulouse full-back Mark Kheirallah (31), former Huddersfield prop Shannon Wakeman (31) and St George Illawarra Dragons winger Cody Ramsey (21).

Trivia

Andy Farrell and Pat Richards hold the joint record for most points in a regular Super League season, with 388 in 2001 and 2010 respectively.

Rugby League Nostalgia is here! Get involved with Love Rugby League’s new group on Facebook to share all your rugby league nostalgia and celebrate the rich heritage of our sport.

1 Comment

  1. “Games from the French Elite Championship are being streamed live every weekend.”

    Might be nice if this had links so people could find the matches.

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