RL Today: Hall on joining Hull KR, Hull target Grand Final glory & Leeds on the up

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Toronto full-back Gareth Oโ€™Brien has made his move to Castleford permanent by signing a three-year deal which will take him to the end of the 2023 season.

Former Leeds winger Ryan Hall will be back in Super League in 2021 after signing for Hull KR.

Super League executive chairman Robert Elstone has defended the right of clubs to decide the future of Toronto but admitted the league is undergoing a review of its governance.

Alphabet dream team: Best Super League XIII with names beginning with D.

Wigan captain Sean Oโ€™Loughlin has announced he is to call time on his illustrious 19-year career.

What’s in the papers

Leeds ‘wounded’ after Super League play-offs exit – but winger Ash Handley says they are on the up, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Ryan Hall confident of rediscovering best form after joining Hull KR, reports Hull Live.

Callum Hazzard to leave Saints for North Wales Crusaders, reports St Helens Star.

‘The greatest’: More tributes to Sean O’Loughlin after decision to retire, reports Wigan Today.

Hull’s Josh Griffin sets sights on Super League Grand Final glory after coming through ‘rough’ spell, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

Hull KR have unveiled their new shirt for 2021.

Salford have a new club logo.

Sean O’Loughlin will retire as a legend of the game.

Whatโ€™s on TV/Radio

Super League Show – BBC One (11:30pm)

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #13 โ€“ Toronto fallout, Sunshine on Leyth & unfulfilled potential?

Sky Sportsโ€™ Golden Point podcastย is available to download now.

The latestย Forty20 LIVEย podcast is out now.

The latestย 5 Live Rugby League Podcastย is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Former Australia, Italy, New South Wales, Wests Tigers, Gold Coast Titans and St Helens forward Anthony Laffranchi turns 40 today.

Also celebrating; Warrington forward Joe Philbin (26), York hooker Kriss Brining (27) and Gold Coast Titans prop Moeaki Fotuaika (21).

Trivia

Wigan’s retiring captain Sean O’Loughlin has won a World Club Challenge, four Super League titles, two Challenge Cups and three League Leaders’ Shields. He was also named in the Super League Dream Team a record seven times.

Listen to The Final Hooter podcast, featuring exclusive interviews, every week.ย SUBSCRIBEย to Love Rugby League on Apple Podcasts.

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