Rugby League Today: Bussey handed huge ban, League Leaders’ Shield debate, RL considering golden point

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What’s on site

Toronto star Jack Bussey has been banned for a total of 10 matches for biting and a high tackle.

The latest ‘have your say’ feature is out now. Should we scrap the League Leaders’ Shield or keep it?

Batley have signed Sheffield winger Iliess Macani and Dewsbury front-rower Toby Everett for the 2019 season.

Sam Burgess is hoping for the outcome of an NRL investigation into sexting allegations within the next 48 hours.

Salford’s rearranged game with London this weekend was moved due to RFL protocol.

The 2018 Women’s Super League Grand Final will take place in Manchester on the same day as the men’s Grand Final.

The latest editor’s column is out now. James Gordon: Scrap the League Leaders’ Shield and make it something worthwhile.

England Academy international Kiedan Hartley has joined Featherstone on a one-year deal.

North Wales have confirmed that Earl Hurst has signed a deal with the club for the 2019 season.

Toulouse forward Sam Rapira has been forced to retire early after suffering a hand injury in their defeat in Toronto.

Joe Greenwood is set to return for Wigan on Thursday, while Huddersfield could be poised to give three youngsters a chance.The 19-man squads have been announced.

What’s in the papers

Rugby league considering bringing in golden point extra time for all matches, report The Sun.

Sam Burgess breaks silence on ‘sexting’ storm engulfing South Sydney Rabbitohs, report the Mirror.

‘Sexting’ inquiry: Sam Burgess hopes NRL will quickly finalise investigation, report The Guardian.

Sam Burgess has backing of wife after sexting allegations – and has called for the truth to come out in league probe, report The Sun.

Isa ruled out for rest of Wigan campaign, report Wigan Today.

Hearing onto Tom Lineham’s ban adjourned, report Warrington Guardian.

Saints injury update ahead of Warrington clash, report St Helens Star.

Leeds steal march on back of play by Matt Parcell, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

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What’s on TV/Radio

The latest Super League Pod is available to download now, in association with Love Rugby League.

The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.

The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.

The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.

About Drew Darbyshire 8040 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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