RL Today: Smith signs new deal, rugby league in France & weekend round-up

Harry Smith has praised the influence of Lee Briers
Harry Smith in action for Wigan in 2021

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Rugby League was once huge in France, why can’t it be huge again?

Hull FC 14-14 Warrington: Points shared in Super League thriller.

Steve McNamara demanding more from Catalans as their unbeaten run continues.

Sunday Social: Super League’s fastest every try, Zak Hardaker on fire & Englishmen combine in the NRL.

NRL round-up: Tom Burgess steals the show in extra time, Nathan Cleary brilliance helps Panthers edge Brisbane & Bulldogs remain winless.

What’s in the papers

Jacob Miller injury lays bare challenge facing Wakefield, reports Wakefield Express.

Harry Smith pledges future to Wigan, reports Wigan Today.

Brett Hodgson promises Hull will be better as coach reveals frustration and pride, reports Hull Live.

Jamie Peacock says England’s World Cup full-back dilemma is a good headache for Shaun Wane to have, reports the Mirror.

“We have got to stick together” – John Duffy’s take on Leigh’s loss to Castleford, reports Leigh Journal.

What’s on social

Ben Crooks made history on Friday night!

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is a class act.

Harry Smith has signed a new deal with Wigan.


What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Show – BBC One (11:35pm)

The Final Hooter podcast: Ben Flower’s 2021 hopes, Zak Hardaker’s World Cup aim & Tim Sheens on All Stars.

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 Great Britain and Widnes hooker Paul Hulme turns 55 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Wigan prop Jerry Seuseu (47), former Catalans forward Lopini Paea (37), North Wales Crusaders full-back Tommy Johnson (30), Samoa and Tonga international John Asiata (28), Canterbury Bulldogs winger Corey Allan (23), Canberra Raiders centre Sebastian Kris (22) and Keighley’s Alix Stephenson (22).


Leigh captain Liam Hood made his 100th appearance for the Centurions in their defeat to Castleford on Friday.

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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