Rugby League Today: Crosby’s next step, Toronto want Super League chance & Hull KR impressing

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

York have signed half-back Morgan Smith from London Broncos for the 2021 Championship season.

Sonny Bill Williams made his return to the NRL, coming off the bench in Sydney Roosters’ 18-6 win over Canberra Raiders on Saturday.

Warrington coach Steve Price says he doesn’t expect any further action against half-back Dec Patton, following a biting allegation made against him during the win over Hull.

Set of Six with Ollie Roberts: Playing against Iafeta Paleaaesina in Under-20s was the worst!

Whitehaven have signed back-rower Liam Cooper from Widnes on a two-year deal.

What’s in the papers

How working class superstar Dickie Lockwood turned rugby on its head, reports the Mirror.

Hull FC forward Joe Cator out to prove high fitness levels during hectic period, reports Hull Live.

Toronto coach Brian McDermott wants second Super League chance after Wolfpack ‘got it wrong’, reports The Sun.

Ex-Wigan prop Dom Crosby hopes to stay in the game, reports Wigan Today.

Hull KR gaining much-needed momentum ahead of Challenge Cup quarter-final, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Challenge Cup action this weekend…

Regan Grace is box office!

John Bateman scored a great try for Canberra at the weekend.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Super League Show – BBC One (11:55pm)

Podcast: The Final Hooter #9 – Two rounds of Super League, Hull, Salford and Andy Grundy.

Former Super League and NRL forward Keith Mason is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. He talks about his switch to the NRL at 20 as well as his new rugby comic – Rugby Blood.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Australia, New South Wales and Parramatta Eels legend Nathan Hindmarsh turns 41 today.

Also celebrating; Melbourne Storm forward Dale Finucane (29), Leeds hooker Kruise Leeming (25) and Ireland international Dec O’Donnell (22).

Trivia

Leeds hold the record for most points scored in a Super League season, with the Rhinos scoring 1,152 points in 2005.

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