RL Today: Lui to leave Leeds, Saints injury update & Thorman’s Super League ambitions

Rob Lui in action for Leeds

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Chris Thorman wants to take Workington to Super League.

French Elite Championship Grand Final to be played at Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse.

RFL fee plans could have “disastrous effect” on the amateur game and cause exodus of players.

North American round-up: New York Freedom axe star man, NRL rookie re-signs with Brooklyn & Kiwi prop on the move.

Kevin Sinfield’s marathon fund-raising pot doubles for MND.

What’s in the papers

Rob Lui to leave Leeds – former Salford stand-off confirms he will return to Australia at end of 2021, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Injury updates on St Helens’ Tommy Makinson, James Bentley, Morgan Knowles and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, reports St Helens Star.

Update on St Helens “interest” in NRL star Sione Katoa, reports Manchester Evening News.

Wakefield winger Tom Johnstone suffers setback, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Castleford prop Liam Watts suspension is doubled on appeal, reports Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

The excitement is building!

A lovely touch from John Bateman to raffle his boots in support of the Mose Masoe Foundation.

French international Hakim Miloudi has joined League 1 side Barrow.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Try Time – Sky Sports Arena (7:30pm)

The Coaching Manual – Sky Sports Arena (8:30pm)

The Final Hooter podcast: Chris Thorman on new deal, happiness at Workington & planning for the future.

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 Scotland and St Helens prop Luke Douglas turns 35 today.

Also celebrating; former St Helens and Catalans half-back Luke Walsh (34), Huddersfield forward Josh Jones (28), Sheffield winger Ryan Millar (27), Hull KR winger Ethan Ryan (25) and Doncaster forward Liam Johnson (24).

Trivia

Hull KR’s Ryan Hall and Wigan’s Jake Bibby are currently leading the way for tries in Super League this season with six apiece.

Subscribe to The Final Hooter on Apple Podcasts and get involved with the free-to-play Fantasy Rugby League 2021.

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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