Rugby League Today: Agar backs Toronto, Warrington stay close & Furner told Cuthbertson to retire

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Leeds made it a tough night for former coach Brian McDermott as they ran in 11 tries against Toronto to go top of Super League for the first time since 2015 when he was in charge of the Rhinos.

Rob Conlon has done a fantastic interview with Leeds prop Adam Cuthbertson. He talks creativity, Superman and being told to retire by Dave Furner.

The European Championships will require competing nations to name six homegrown players in their squad, and four on a match day.

Our expansionists blogs are back, and this week we give you an insight to rugby league in North America.

York have signed Huddersfield hooker Reiss Butterworth on a one-month loan.

What’s in the papers

Toronto coach Brian McDermott admitted his side’s 66-12 drubbing at Leeds was as bad as it gets, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds boss Richard Agar backs Super League new boys Toronto to avoid relegation, reports the Daily Mail.

Josh Charnley insists the Warrington squad remain a united group, reports Warrington Guardian.

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf has heaped praise on half-backs Theo Fages and Lewis Dodd, reports St Helens Star.

Josh Charnley says embarrassed Warrington ready to make amends against Castleford, reports the Mirror.

What’s on social

A great team try.

Shaun Wane is a born winner.

Does James have a point?

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE: Warrington v Castleford – Sky Sports Arena (7:45pm)

Toronto Wolfpack ‘superfan’ Sandy Shipley is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. She talks about following the Wolfpack’s Canadian rugby league dream.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Aidan Sezer.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

Betfred have launched a magazine show called The Last Tackle on YouTube, hosted by Mark Pearson.

Tanya Arnold hosts the Super League Show.

Podcast: The Final Hooter #4 – featuring rugby league royalty Ellery Hanley.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

The latest Total Rugby League Show is available to download now, hosted by Ben Hughes.

The In Touch Show is out now by Betfred.


The late Danny Jones would have turned 34 today.

Also celebrating; former Great Britain international Allan Bateman (55), ex-St Helens forward Adam Fogerty (51) and Salford forward Luke Yates (25).


Lesley Vainikolo holds the record for most tries in a Super League game, having scored six for Bradford against Hull FC back in 2005.

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