RL Today: Leuluai future, Gilmore joins Championship club & Halifax out of Super League race

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Paper Talk: Race for Grand Final, Sean O’Loughlin tributes & Hull linked with NRL forward.

Legend, warrior & friend: Tributes for Wigan’s retiring captain Sean O’Loughlin.

Super League supremo Robert Elstone claims £1million of central funding should be enough to enable the club that fills the vacant 12th place in 2021 to be competitive, especially with anticipated player wage cuts.

Toronto coach Brian McDermott says his club are the victims of a civil war in rugby league.

Set of Six with Dan Fleming: Idolising Jamie Peacock, Stuart Fielden & his wish for expansion.

What’s in the papers

“We firmly believe we will surprise many this coming season” say Halifax after dropping out of race for Super League spot, reports Halifax Courier.

Hull FC owner Adam Pearson admitted to hospital with coronavirus, reports Hull Live.

Tommy Leuluai’s new deal with Wigan to be ‘sorted out in the next week’, reports Wigan Today.

Toronto Wolfpack launch hardship fund while RFL threatens legal action, reports The Guardian.

Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington upbeat over Rhinos’ future at end of ‘bizarre’ season, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

How good is this?!

Batley have signed former Widnes half-back Tom Gilmore.

Brent Tate was some player.

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Show – BBC Two (1pm)

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

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, Queensland and Brisbane Broncos star Karmichael Hunt turns 34 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Salford and Leigh forward Luke Adamson (33), Leeds forward Stevie Ward (27), New Zealand Warriors prop Jamayne Taunoa-Brown (24) and Cronulla Sharks winger Ronaldo Mulitalo (21).

Trivia

Henry Paul holds the record for most goals in a Super League season, kicking 178 for Bradford in 2001.

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