RL Today: Leigh linked with NRL star, Wakefield impress Last & French highlight reel

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Is tag rugby the key to future proofing rugby league?

French round-up: Avignon’s late winner, Lezignan go top, plus Tony Gigot & Wayne Bennett.

Stevie Ward “feels hopeless at times” but striving for better days.

Set of Six with Omari Caro: Qualifying for World Cup with Jamaica a career highlight.

Calls for more internationals between home nations amid Exiles revival talk.

What’s in the papers

Leigh consider move for NRL speedster Brendan Elliot ahead of Super League return, reports Yorkshire Live.

Wakefield’s ‘speed, power and flair’ impress assistant boss Andy Last, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Liam Farrell would “embrace” Wigan captaincy if picked, reports Wigan Today.

Leeds ace Konrad Hurrell becomes social media sensation with raunchy dances, reports the Daily Star.

Super League clubs granted quota dispensation for Toronto Wolfpack players – but not Leeds, reports Manchester Evening News.

What’s on social

Castleford will announce their squad numbers tonight.


Betfred have become sponsors of the Challenge Cup.

It is fair to say Bevan French has an impressive highlight reel!

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.


Australia and New South Wales legend Brad Fittler turns 49 today.

Also celebrating; New Zealand and Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire (47), Toulouse prop Remi Casty (36), Halifax forward Paul Brearley (29), Warrington prop Leilani Latu (28), Hull KR half-back Jordan Abdull (25) and Sydney Roosters forward Angus Crichton (25).


Lesley Vainikolo holds the record for most tries in a Super League game, having scored six for Bradford against Hull in 2005.

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.

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