Rugby League Today: Brough future, Graham’s Saints return & Manu’s flick pass

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Super League will return to action on Sunday August 2 behind closed doors for the resumption of a shortened season.

Championship and League 1 clubs are waiting on whether or not their respective seasons will resume in 2020.

Rochdale coach Matt Calland has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

St Helens forward James Bentley has signed a new deal that will see him stay at the club until at least the end of 2021.

Ireland international and Salford forward Tyrone McCarthy is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Craven Park, representing Ireland and his favourite player of all-time.

What’s in the papers

Danny Brough goes to Bradford with Wakefield’s blessing, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leroy Cudjoe hopes to no longer encounter racism – on or off the rugby league pitch, reports The Sun.

Warrington star Stefan Ratchford wants to copy Liverpool and break title hoodoo, reports the Daily Star.

James Graham’s return gives young forwards the chance to learn from a master, reports St Helens Star.

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford keen on a longer stay at the club, reports The Yorkshire Post.

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What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Best of Matty Johns – Watch NRL (10:30am)

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.


New Zealand and Sydney Roosters centre Joseph Manu turns 24 today.

Also celebrating; former Leigh favourite Tim Street (52), Warrington hooker Danny Walker (21) and Bradford player Thomas Doyle (21).


New Zealand have hosted the Rugby League World Cup three times – 1968, 1977 and 2017.

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