Rugby League Today: Calls for celebrations, Cuthbertson linked with move & O’Loughlin hint

Matty Ashton (26) of Warrington Wolves heads in for a try to make it 16-8 and celebrates with Josh Charnley (5) of Warrington Wolves

What’s on site

Warrington coach Steve Price hit out at the ban on try celebrations over the weekend, and received a lot of support from players and coaches across the game.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam dropped a hint that captain Sean O’Loughlin might play on again in 2021, following their Challenge Cup win over Hull on Saturday.

Wales rugby union legend Gavin Henson will switch codes at the age of 38 to join West Wales Raiders in League One, and Wales coach John Kear has backed the move.

An agreement has been reached between the players’ union and Toronto Wolfpack about unpaid salaries – but only if the Wolfpack are allowed to remain in Super League in 2021.

The Rugby League Lunch Hour asked should Toronto remain in Super League?

York have continued their plans for 2021 by handing a new deal to former Leeds and Wakefield forward Jordan Baldwinson.

What’s on social

GOAT.

Makes little sense, but what does these days?

Worth a read.

What’s in the papers

After leading Huddersfield to victory in his first game in charge against Wakefield, Luke Robinson helped out as assistant coach of his son’s Under 6s team at Siddal, reports The Mirror.

Kevin Brown recalled the moment that an ankle tap on Kallum Watkins ended England’s World Cup dreams three years ago Down Under, in The Sun.

Leeds forward Adam Cuthbertson has been linked with a move to Championship sides Bradford and York in the Yorkshire Post.

Birthdays

Widnes’ Ottawa-bound twin front-rowers James and Ted Chapelhow turns 25 today (September 21).

Also celebrating: young Huddersfield half-back Oliver Russell (22); Warrington winger Tom Lineham (29); Catalans forward Sam Kasiano (30); former New Zealand international Kevin Tamati (67).

What’s on TV/radio

Nothing on TV or radio today, but check out last week’s Rugby League Lunch Hour on Love Rugby League.

Trivia

Salford have reached seven Challenge Cup finals in their history – winning one, in 1938. Their last final was in 1969.

1 Comment

  1. How idiotic are the RFL to ban Celebrations, you might as well ban tackling?
    It is an in your face game with 3-4 men grappling with each other in a tackle, trying to deny the attacker space to off load or move forward. These guys are meant to be in a team bubble and tested frequently for illness.
    Come on RFL grow some collective balls and get your heads out of the sand, this is Rugby League and not Football, watch the NRL for inspiration.

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