RL Today: Reynolds lands in UK, Leeds squad numbers & Super League kits

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Six rising stars to watch in Super League in 2021.

Leeds captain Stevie Ward has been forced to retire at the age of 27 due to long-term concussions.

2021 Super League kits.

All rugby league activity other than Super League stopped in UK lockdown.

Keighley have confirmed their squad numbers for the 2021 season.

What’s in the papers

Suspension of training for Championship and League 1 sides “a big blow” says Bradford and Dewsbury’s Mark Sawyer, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Leeds forward Stevie Ward retires following long-term concussion issues, reports the Mirror.

Leeds announce 2021 squad numbers – Mikolaj Oledzki moves up as place is left open for possible recruit, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds’ Stevie Ward, 27, retires after concussions cause memory loss, reports The Sun.

Leeds’ Stevie Ward ‘haunted’ by future as concussion forces retirement at 27, reports The Guardian.

What’s on social

Stevie Ward has had a remarkable career!

A throwback to a Challenge Cup upset…

Josh Reynolds has landed in the UK!

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 New Zealand and Samoa international Roy Asotasi turns 39 today.

Also celebrating; Scotland and Leigh hooker Liam Hood (29) and USA international Corey Makelim (27).

Trivia

Eight teams will compete in the women’s Rugby League World Cup this year – Brazil, Canada, Australia, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, England and France.

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