Rugby League Today: Calls for Six Nations this year after World Cup postponement

Stefan Ratchford of England in action

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

The 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England has officially been postponed to 2022.

Hull snap up Huddersfield winger Darnell McIntosh.

Kevin Sinfield’s son Jack signs first professional contract with Leeds.

Kevin Naiqama to leave St Helens at end of season.

Postponing World Cup was “least-worst” option, says tournament chief executive Jon Dutton.

What’s in the papers

Why coach Chris Chester believes less means more for Wakefield in 2022. (The Yorkshire Post)

“It would have caused embarrassment” – Tony Smith backs ‘sensible’ World Cup call. (Hull Daily Mail)

Leeds boss Richard Agar hopeful Mikolaj Oledzki could play again this year. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

St Helens boss Kristian Woolf targets centre and back-row recruits. (St Helens Star)

World Cup “came close to being cancelled”. (Wigan Today)

What’s on social

Aidan Sezer will represent his Turkish heritage by joining the coaching staff of the Turkey national team.

A Six Nations competition… Could this work?

World Cup chief executive Jon Dutton and the rest of his team deserve a lot of praise for their work on delivering the biggest and best World Cup despite the postponement.

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE NRL: Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons (9am) – Sky Sports Mix or Watch NRL

LIVE NRL: Parramatta Eels v South Sydney Rabbitohs (11:05am) – Watch NRL

Birthdays

Great Britain and Wigan legend Billy Boston turns 87 today (August 6).

Also celebrating; Wigan and England centre Oliver Gildart (25) and ex-Hull KR utility Kieren Moss (28).

Trivia

St Helens captain James Roby needs one appearance to move ahead of his former team-mate Leon Pryce into stand-alone fifth place in the last of Super League’s all-time leaders. The pair are currently tied on 432.

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