Rugby League Today: Featherstone sign Leeds half-back, Walne joins Barrow & Partington excited for return

Partington came through the academy at hometown club Wigan

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The off the record rugby league rumour and gossip column is back!

NRL talking points: Rabbitohs thump Eels, Justin Holbrook’s impressive Titans & Justin Olam hat-trick.

The 21-man squads for this week’s round of Super League matches.

Super League has confirmed that Wakefield’s game against Leeds scheduled for Thursday night has now been postponed.

Toronto Wolfpack have taken the first tentative steps towards a possible return to Super League.

What’s in the papers

Brothers reunion too good to turn down says Adam Walne as he signs two-year deal with Barrow, reports North West Evening Mail.

Featherstone sign Leeds half-back as veteran Hunslet full-back pens contract extension, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Kristian Woolf Q&A: Zoom coaching, slow rucks, James Roby’s class, Mark Percival’s progress and Dom Peyroux return, reports St Helens Star.

Wigan prop Ollie Partington ready to end six-month wait to play, reports Wigan Today.

Hull KR coach Tony Smith on loan signings, places for grabs and the impressive youngster set for chance, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Four games in Super League taking place on Thursday and Friday.

A number of excellent tries here…

Six Warrington players are self-isolating following track and trace analysis of Sunday’s game against Wakefield but the Wolves say they are willing to fulfil Friday’s fixture against Hull FC.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9:30am)

LIVE NRL: Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers – Watch NRL (10:55am)

Late Show with Matty Johns – Watch NRL (12:45pm)

LIVE SL: Hull KR v Wigan Warriors – Sky Sports Mix (6pm)

LIVE SL: Salford Red Devils v Castleford Tigers – Sky Sports Mix (8:15pm)

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.


Cook Islands and North Queensland Cowboys prop Francis Molo turns 26 today.

Also celebrating; Papua New Guinea international Wellington Albert (26), Wigan prop Ollie Partington (22) and former Widnes centre Stefan Marsh (30).


St Helens hold the record for most consecutive League Leaders’ Shield wins, with four to their name in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Listen to The Final Hooter podcast, featuring exclusive interviews, every week. SUBSCRIBE to Love Rugby League on Apple Podcasts.

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