RL Today: Toulouse and York bid for Super League & Sonny Bill Williams future

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Championship club Toulouse have released a video launching a bid to enter Super League for 2021.

Toronto failed to convince Super League clubs they had an adequate business plan, says executive chairman Robert Elstone.

Featherstone chairman Mark Campbell has accused Super League clubs of acting in self-interest over the decision to close the door to Toronto.

The Super League season will be re-shaped through November in response to the impact of coronavirus cases in the competition.

Rochdale have announced the signing of Fuifui Moimoi for the 2021 League 1 season.

What’s in the papers

York City Knights launch bid to replace Toronto Wolfpack in Super League, reports The i.

Gareth O’Brien urges clubs to hand Toronto team-mates a Super League lifeline, reports the Mirror.

Will Leigh get a crack at Super League’s 12th spot? reports Leigh Journal.

Leeds coach Richard Agar welcomes expanded Super League play-offs as Rhinos get set for Catalans, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Sonny Bill Williams is set to retire from football after Toronto Wolfpack’s bid falls through, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

What’s on social

Toulouse want to join Super League!

Hull KR have called a halt to their Super League campaign a month before the scheduled end to the season after a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

Championship side York want a place in Super League!

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE ORIGIN: Queensland v New South Wales (Sky Sports Main Event – 9:15am)

NRL 360: Origin Special (Watch NRL – 11am)

Rugby AM – FreeSports (6pm)

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #12 – NRL Grand Final, Challenge Cup final & Return to Play.

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

Salford legend Malcolm Alker turns 42 today.

Also celebrating; Catalans centre David Mead (32), Hull KR prop Will Maher (25) and Penrith Panthers prop Zane Tetevano (30).

Trivia

Toronto Wolfpack won one game in 2020 – against Huddersfield in the Challenge Cup fifth round.

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2 Comments

  1. Sorry to York and Toulouse but no to your attempts at putting a bid in for Toronto’s super league place , you didn’t finish in a good enough position last season . So for me it’s clearly down to featherstone or London for the 12 th spot as a fair reward for their efforts and achievements

    • If super league wa run correctly it woul be a one horse race

      London were relegated end of!!!!

      Featherstone were runners up to Toronto and therefore the only legitimate claimant for the 12th spot

      Doubt super league will see it that way though

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