RL Today: Paasi arrival, World Cup excitement & New Year hopes

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Editor’s column: Six hopes for rugby league in the New Year.

A player to watch from each nation at this year’s World Cup.

Shaun Lunt: From sending a DVD to becoming a Super League champion.

Paper Talk: John Duffy on recruitment, Tony Smith pleased & potential Ben Barba return?

York reveal squad numbers for 2021.

What’s in the papers

Latest NRL recruit Agnatius Paasi arrives at St Helens, reports St Helens Star.

‘We will be better’ – Liam Sutcliffe’s pledge as Leeds begin pre-season, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Josh Reynolds underlines his Hull FC excitement with emotional social media message, reports Hull Live.

Update on start of Warrington’s pre-season, Greg Inglis arrival and Gareth Widdop return, reports Warrington Guardian.

What awaits Wigan players as they return to training, reports Wigan Today.

What’s on social

Josh Reynolds is en route to Hull!

This is class…

We can’t wait for the World Cup!

What’s on TV/Radio

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #15 – Grand Final review, RL fatigue & nostalgia.

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 Castleford and Wigan coach Stuart Raper turns 56 today.

Also celebrating; New Zealand international James Fisher-Harris (25), Papua New Guinea international Rod Griffin (34) and Wigan hooker Amir Bourouh (20).

Trivia

16 teams will compete in the men’s 2021 Rugby League World Cup – Australia, Cook Islands, England, Fiji, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Lebanon, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Scotland, Tonga and Wales.

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

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