RL Today: Roby eyes World Cup spot, Chester feeling upbeat & Tuimavave hails Hull youngsters

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Robert Elstone to leave role as Super League boss.

Top heavy rugby league needs to get real – the latest column from Love Rugby League editor James Gordon.

Six full-backs to watch in Super League in 2021.

Jamaica has potential to become a strong rugby league nation, says Omari Caro.

Born winners, headline makers and new beginnings: what to look out for when Super League returns.

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.

Wakefield in “really good spot” with six weeks to go until Super League kicks off – thanks to help from Championship neighbours Dewsbury, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

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!

Weller Hauraki has announced his retirement from rugby league.

Whitehaven have signed former Wigan youngster James Worthington.

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.

Birthdays

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)

Trivia

Lee Briers holds the records for most drop goals in a Super League season, kicking 11 for Warrington in 2002.

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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