Rugby League Today: Chester heads to Leigh, epic Catalans content & Leuluai to play on?

Drew Darbyshire

Catalans Dragons' Tom Davies (left) and Sam Tomkins celebrate after the Betfred Super League match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

New season to kick-off with 9s programme across France.

Mailbox: Replace the play-offs with a World Club competition.

Win tickets to St Helens v Leeds play-off clash with Batchelors Peas.

Leeds ace Harry Newman eyeing Grand Final after overcoming dark days.

Former St Helens favourite Sia Soliola calls time on career.

What’s in the papers

Bradford snap up Jordan Baldwinson from Championship rivals York. (The Telegraph & Argus)

Tommy Leuluai set to extend Wigan playing career. (Manchester Evening News)

Leigh appoint Chris Chester as head of rugby. (Leigh Journal)

Luke Gale provides injury update, reflects on ‘tough’ 2021 season and gives his thoughts on Super League semi-final showdown with St Helens. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

St Helens forward Morgan Knowles wary of threat Leeds can pose. (St Helens Reporter)

What’s on social

Can Hull KR go all the way?

This is a fantastic watch. Vive les Dracs!

Excellent content, this.

What’s on TV/Radio

Championship & League 1 Awards – Our League (7:45pm)

NRL Try Time – Sky Sports Mix (9pm)


York coach James Ford turns 39 today (September 29).

Also celebrating; former Bradford utility Brett Kearney (38), Hunslet forward Duane Straugheir (32), Scotland international Sam Brooks (28) and former Widnes full-back Tim Holmes (39).


James Roby needs one appearance to move ahead of fellow St Helens legend Paul Wellens into stand alone third place in the list of Super League’s all-time leaders. The pair are both on 439 appearances.