Rugby League Today: Brits Down Under, Cipriani & Ganson

Whatโ€™s on site

Plenty of English interest in the NRL, including James Graham’s 400th career appearance. Read all about it in Brits Down Under.

Big news in this week’s Paper Talk, as Toronto are linked with Danny Cipriani, yesterday snubbed by England rugby union for their World Cup squad.

A Keighley ball boy was left in tears after getting abuse from the crowd during their game against Hunslet at the weekend.

Steve Ganson says referee abuse will not be tolerated, following an increasing number of dissent episodes from coaches, players and fans alike.

Whatโ€™s on social

Keith Mason is doing good with this. He’ll be a guest on the Love Rugby League sofa very soon.

Great to see players recognised.

Congratulations to the newest #NRL Hall of Fame inductees ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Posted by NRL – National Rugby League on Monday, August 12, 2019

There are conspiracy theories and there’s this. Do people truly believe this sort of thing?

Rugby league is a farse now it seem's that the RFL wants Wigan to finish 2 and do all they can for Leeds to stay up Refs…

Posted by Stephen Carmichael on Monday, August 12, 2019

Whatโ€™s in the papers

Hooliganism is a threat to rugby league’s family game image, according to The Guardian.

Hull Live report on Hull KR’s new scouting and coaching staff for their academy return next season.

There’s an increasing row bubbling in the NRL over their ball stripping rules, with former Super League club Trent Robinson leading the critics.

Birthdays

Kiwi Martin Moana, who played for no fewer than seven English clubs, celebrates his 46th birthday today.

Also celebrating: Wests Tigers and Queensland back Moses Mbye (26); former Australian Warrington forward Robert Jackson (59).

Whatโ€™s on TV/radio

1pm – Super League Show – BBC Two

Trivia

Wakefield amateur club Stanley Rangers celebrate their centenary this year, having been founded in 1919.