Rugby League Today: Burrow’s early stages, Castleford pursue title & Sky Sports earn praise

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Warrington have confirmed that marquee signing Gareth Widdop has picked up a lower limb injury in training.

Prince Harry will host the draw for the 2021 World Cup at Buckingham Palace on January 16.

Former Scotland and St Helens prop Luke Douglas has found a new club in Australia.

Sky Sports will televise Jamie Jones-Buchanan’s testimonial match between Leeds and Bradford at Emerald Headingley on Sunday, which Rhinos legends Danny McGuire and Kylie Leuluai will play in.

George Williams has arrived at Canberra Raiders, and he has spoken to the media for the first time since going Down Under.

What’s in the papers

Rob Burrow has vowed to explore every avenue to battle Motor Neurone Disease after being told he is in the early stages, report the Mirror.

Castleford are prepared to get ‘gritty’ in pursuit of Super League title says Paul McShane, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Rob Burrow reveals doctor’s positive motor neurone disease outlook, report The Guardian.

Kristian Woolf Q&A: Lees update, competition for spots, one trial and Roosters incentive, report St Helens Star.

Rob Burrow’s kids’ told him MND diagnosis was ‘boring’ as charity help hits £225k, report The Sun.

What’s on social

An emotional watch…


Gone but never forgotten. RIP Kato.

What’s on TV/Radio

Podcast: The Final Hooter International #2 – full-time report and analysis by Love Rugby League.

Episode 46: Love Rugby League Weekly, hosted by deputy editor Drew Darbyshire.

The latest Chasing Kangaroos – An International Rugby League podcast is available to download now.

The latest Howlin’ Hour podcast is available to download now. Toronto Wolfpack founder Eric Perez is a special guest on the show.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.


Huddersfield centre Jordan Turner turns 31 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Warrington half-back Chris Sandow (31), Halifax winger Jodie Broughton (32) and Fiji international Kane Evans (28).


Leigh were the most successful team in the now defunct Northern Rail Cup, having won the competition four times in its 12-year existence.

1 Comment

  1. I would like to add that dirty play needs outlawing dirtiest players in the league at the Minit not tough or hard dirty mcshane masoe partington hill smithies they get away with murder good riddance hock peacock Westwood iggest cheat in game tony Smith kr mcshane put Albion kelly out for a season with his knee and the commentators praise him ????

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