Rugby League Today: Ellis opens up, Makinson set for ban & NRL forward announces retirement

Josh McAllister

What’s on site

St Helens winger Tommy Makinson could be facing eight or more weeks out of action after being charged with a Grade F Other Contrary Behaviour by the RFL disciplinary.

After round 14 of the 2020 NRL season we once again take a look at the performances of the league’s British contingent.

Mailbox: Our game is a shadow of the NRL

Wigan coach Adrian Lam has praised Rob Burrow as a “hero” following their clash against Leeds in the Super League.

Shaun Wane has said that coaching in the NRL is still something he is “desperate” to do.

What’s on social

Chris Lawrence has announced his retirement from the sport at the end of the current NRL season.

Shaun Johnson breaks silence on the biting incident in the NRL over the weekend:

Looks like Vodafone could continue their sponsorship deal with the New Zealand Warriors…

Leroy Cudjoe returned to action over the weekend.

What’s in the papers

Bradford look unlikely to return to Odsal next year, reports Total Rugby League.

Gareth Ellis opens up about Hull FC’s ongoing Covid crisis, with Yorkshire Post.

Bodene Thompson told Yorkshire Evening Post that he cancelled his own day off following defeat against Wigan.


Wigan youngster Liam Byrne turns 21 today (August 18).

Former NRL and Super League back Jy Hitchcox celebrates his 31st birthday today (August 18).

Also celebrating: Penrith winger Brian To’o (22); Championship forward Tyler Dickinson (24); Scotland international Harvey Burnett (25).

What’s on TV/radio

The Super League show repeat is on this afternoon (August 18) at one o’clock.


Liam Farrell scored his 100th Wigan try against Leeds over the weekend.