Rugby League Today: All Blacks v Kangaroos blockbuster & Inglis on Warrington move

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Canberra forward Ryan Sutton is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Sean O’Loughlin, Wigan’s 2018 Grand Final triumph and his favourite away ground.

NRL Preview: Brisbane start Tesi Niu, Martin Taupau returns for Sea Eagles & Ken Maumalo boosts Warriors.

Leeds director of rugby Kevin Sinfield predicts the club will make a £4million loss over the next 18 months because of the impact of the lockdown.

The first-ever National Rugby League Museum will be based at the George Hotel in Huddersfield.

New South Wales coach Brad Fittler has signed a one-year contract extension with the Blues to 2021.

What’s in the papers

Greg Inglis insists he’s refreshed ahead of career swansong at Warrington, reports the Mirror.

RFL asked to investigate social media posts about Black Lives Matter, reports The Guardian.

The New Zealand All Blacks and Australia Kangaroos are set to make sporting history by squaring off in a multi-million dollar, cross-code Christmas blockbuster this year, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Warrington centre Toby King is relishing the chance to learn from Greg Inglis and the competition for places that the Wire’s superstar signing will bring, reports Warrington Guardian.

Leeds forward Alex Mellor delighted that restart date is not far off, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

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A historic day for rugby league…

St George Illawarra have officially released James Graham ahead of his return to boyhood club St Helens.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9:30am)

LIVE NRL: Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs (10:55am)

Late Show with Matty Johns – Watch NRL (12:45pm)

Former Super League and NRL forward Keith Mason is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. He talks about his switch to the NRL at 20 as well as his new rugby comic – Rugby Blood.

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

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.

Birthdays

Former Great Britain, Wales, Warrington, Leeds, Bradford and Featherstone player Iestyn Harris turns 44 today.

Also celebrating; Newcastle Knights player Sione Mata’utia (24), Hull FC prop Jack Brown (20) and former New Zealand and Samoa international Tony Puletua (41).

Trivia

Australia has hosted the Rugby League World Cup five times – 1957, 1968, 1977, 2008 and 2017.

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