A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
What’s in the papers
James Roby on retirement plans, World Cup hopes and his remarkable tackling stat, reports the Mirror.
Wigan’s Ollie Partington opens up on heartache, tears and what it takes to be a Warrior, reports Manchester Evening News.
Carlos Tuimavave hails Hull’s youngster as he embraces leadership role, reports Hull Live.
Greg Inglis keen to join mental health fight in Warrington, reports Warrington Guardian.
What’s on social
There have been so many top class goal kickers over the years – this is a tough call!
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) February 9, 2021
Weller Hauraki has announced his retirement from rugby league.
Just want to thank everyone for the messages really appreciate it looking forward to spending some family time now and enjoying a couple cold beers without thinking of another preseason/beep test/5min run 😂 going to miss the banter in the sheds every morning with the boys! #RL❤️ pic.twitter.com/Rc1nLIzC6g
— Weller Hauraki (@Weller_hauraki) February 9, 2021
Whitehaven have signed former Wigan youngster James Worthington.
Whitehaven can today announce the capture of former Wigan player James Worthington. James can play across the backline and is seen as a direct replacement for the departing Sam Forrester and David Thompson, who have both left the club to pursue opportunities outside of the game pic.twitter.com/b59irHHpOw
— Whitehaven Rugby League (@OfficialHavenRl) February 9, 2021
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.
Former New Zealand, Wakefield, Wigan, Bradford and Harlequins half-back Henry Paul turns 47 today.
Also celebrating; ex-New Zealand prop Iafeta Paleaaesina (38), former Australia loose forward Greg Bird (37), Ireland prop Michael Ward (30) and England hooker Daryl Clark (28)
Lee Briers holds the records for most drop goals in a Super League season, kicking 11 for Warrington in 2002.