RL Today: Sunshine on Leyth, Beaumont on Leigh promotion & Centurions to bring value

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Leigh have won the race for Super League’s 12th spot for the 2021 campaign.

Leigh coach John Duffy is adamant his club are “Super League ready” after winning the fight to replace Toronto in next year’s top flight.

Watch: Reaction to Super League’s 12th club decision.

How Leigh won their place in Super League.

Paper Talk: Hull KR linked with Brad Takairangi, World Club Challenge & London set for Wimbledon?

What’s in the papers

Leigh owner Derek Beaumont insists Centurions will bring value to Super League, reports the Mirror.

Leigh ‘Super League ready’ after winning unanimous backing to replace Toronto, reports Independent.

Leigh to replace Toronto in Super League 2021, reports The Guardian.

Leigh’s Super League promotion best for rugby league, says Derek Beaumont, reports The Sun.

Leigh confirmed as 12th Super League club in 2021, reports Leigh Journal.

What’s on social

The moment Leigh found out they were going into Super League…

This is a brilliant interview with Leigh owner Derek Beaumont.

Raw emotion from the Leythers!

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.


Former Hull KR, Barrow, Harlequins, Wakefield, Featherstone and York hooker Andy Ellis turns 36 today.

Also celebrating; former Leigh prop Dayne Weston (34) and former Catalans centre Vincent Duport (34).


Leigh’s most recent season in Super League came in 2017. The Centurions suffered relegation to the Championship the season after gaining promotion from the Championship.

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