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
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.
What’s on social
An emotional watch…
"Seriously? Thank you so much. That means so much."
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 8, 2020
What a shot!
Hard as nails, Kenny got back up and went again. ?? pic.twitter.com/YuGFlgGkUD
— Blackpool Stanley RL (@BplStanleyRL) January 8, 2020
Gone but never forgotten. RIP Kato.
Forever in our hearts ❤ @PNGKumulsRL #269, Kato Ottio. On this day in 2018, rugby league lost a great young man, we remember him, his talent and the impact he had on the game and those around him. #ripkatoottio #PNG #rugbyleague #larimkumulfly pic.twitter.com/6FwlL0lyfY
— PNG Rugby Football League (@PNGRFL_Official) January 9, 2020
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.