Rugby League Today: Cunningham lifts lid on Saints exit, Richardson’s easy decision & SBW attracts attention

Drew Darbyshire

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Toronto Wolfpack’s blockbuster signing Sonny Bill Williams recently spent a day with Manchester United.

Leeds women’s star Charlotte Booth will become the first Englishwoman to get paid for playing rugby league after signing for Australian club West Panthers.

Our latest quiz is out now. Can you name the top 20 tacklers from Super League in 2019?

Amateur club Underbank Rangers are fundraising to support former players who are currently fighting Australian bushfires.

Rochdale have announced the signings of Dale Bloomfield and Adam Hesketh.

What’s in the papers

James Maloney believes former team-mate Sonny Bill Williams will lure rugby union fans to check out Super League for the first time this season, report the Mirror.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan says he does not miss playing – and instead is loving life as a coach, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Kieron Cunningham: Leaving Saints was toughest thing I have ever done, report St Helens Star.

Hull FC winger Matty Dawson-Jones is finally looking forward after ending his injury hell at Halifax, report Hull Live.

Danny Richardson: Castleford’s interest made it easy for me to leave St Helens, report The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

A great gesture from Hull KR…

We might be biased but our graphic on the race for points in Super League is pretty cool!

George Williams wearing anything other than Wigan gear is a strange sight!

What’s on TV/Radio

Podcast: The Final Hooter International #2 – full-time report and analysis by Love Rugby League.

Episode 46: Love Rugby League Weekly, hosted by deputy editor Drew Darbyshire.

The latest Chasing Kangaroos – An International Rugby League podcast is available to download now.

The latest Howlin’ Hour podcast is available to download now. Toronto Wolfpack founder Eric Perez is a special guest on the show.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.


Australia and New South Wales representative James Tedesco turns 27 today.

Also celebrating; Warrington centre Keanan Brand (21), Toronto back-rower Bodene Thompson (32) and London forward Sadiq Adebiyi (23).


The last time England played a mid-season test on home soil was on June 14, 2013. They beat the Exiles 30-10 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington.