RL Today: Lam set for Wigan talks, new Grand Final venue & a year until World Cup

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Two tries from Tom Johnstone helped Wakefield edge past Huddersfield 18-14 at the Totally Wicked Stadium last night.

Greg Eden scored a hat-trick to help Castleford beat Hull KR 38-24 at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens.

Ashton Sims on: Fiji, playing alongside his brothers, Headingley & expansion.

The 2020 Super League Grand Final will be played at Hull’s KCOM Stadium on Friday, November 27 (8pm).

Adam Cuthbertson might have played his last game for Leeds after suffering a fractured shoulder in the Challenge Cup final.

What’s in the papers

Rugby League World Cup will go ahead in England next year even if crowd limits are still in place – with organisers keen to avoid putting event back to 2022, reports the Daily Mail.

Kristian Woolf: Matches important for integrity of Super League table, reports St Helens Star.

Super League during Covid: How Warrington have turned to restaurant world to boost income, reports the Mirror.

Adrian Lam is set to hold talks with Wigan about whether he will stay on next year, reports Wigan Today.

Rugby League World Cup chief Jon Dutton admits tournament could be delayed to 2022, reports The Guardian.

What’s on social

Robert Elstone on the decision to play the Grand Final at the KCOM Stadium…

What a tackle.

It was good to see Mose Masoe at the Totally Wicked Stadium last night!

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (8am)

LIVE SL: Wigan v Salford (Sky Sports Arena – 5:30pm)

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

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #11 – Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson chat between home and a Widnes coffee shop and go through some of the current rugby league trends, stories, and rumours.

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.


Tonga and Samoa international Jorge Taufua turns 29 today.

Also celebrating; Samoa international Jaydn Su’A (23) and Halifax’s new recruit Connor Robinson (26).


The 2021 Rugby League World Cup kicks off a year today (October 23), with hosts England facing Samoa at St James’ Park and Australia taking on Fiji at Hull’s KCOM Stadium.

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