RL Today: St Helens, Hull injury updates, England announce friendly & Takairangi set for debut

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Anthony Gelling set for Leigh debut as John Duffy provides injury update.

Mailbox: The golden point “dropgoalathon”.

French round-up: Play-off picture, Paterika Vaivai heads to union and Toulouse make it official.

England to play Fiji in World Cup warm-up match at Rochdale this autumn.

France 2025 – Regular internationals need ramping up fast.

What’s in the papers

Update on Tommy Makinson, Morgan Knowles and Mark Percival – plus Saints selection hint, reports St Helens Star.

Brett Hodgson gives Hull injury update on Ligi Sao and Josh Reynolds, reports Hull Live.

“This is our time” – Ethan Havard backs Wigan’s new crop to usher in a new era, reports Manchester Evening News.

Four-match ban for Leeds star Zane Tetevano will stand after club opt not to appeal, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Brad Takairangi set for Super League debut as Tony Smith provides Hull KR injury latest, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

We can’t wait for this!

Rochdale has a rich history with Fiji, with the town hosting the second largest Fijian population in the UK outside of London.

Some great tries here…

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Try Time – Sky Sports Arena (7pm)

The Coaching Manual – Sky Sports Arena (8pm)

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.

Birthdays

Australia, Fiji and Queensland legend Petero Civoniceva turns 45 today.

Also celebrating; former Widnes full-back David Peachey (47), former Great Britain prop Garreth Carvell (41), ex-Hull KR and Italy winger Josh Mantellato (34), Leigh and Ireland forward Tyrone McCarthy (32), former Fiji international Jason Bukuya (32), Wales international Dalton Grant (31), English twins Tom and George Burgess (29), France international Tony Maurel (28), York full-back Matty Marsh (26) and Hunslet’s Niall Walker (24).

Trivia

Jamaica international Michael Lawrence made his 300th appearance for Huddersfield in their defeat to Hull KR last week.

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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