Rugby League Today: French revolution, Hull recruitment plans & Rimmer on game’s future

Romain Franco of Catalans celebrates his try

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Championship round-up: Whitehaven take play-off race to the final day.

Leigh 26-18 Wakefield: Ryan Brierley stars as Centurions beat Trinity.

Catalans winning League Leaders’ Shield “tremendous” for French rugby league.

Lost its magic? Looking at some of the issues raised by fans about rugby league.

Alex Walmsley “best prop in Super League”, says St Helens coach.

What’s in the papers

Corey Johnson: Leeds talent back where he wants to be after Super League return. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Brett Hodgson discusses Adam Pearson’s programme promise and Hull FC recruitment plans. (Hull Daily Mail)

Confidence is key for Wigan boss Adrian Lam. (Wigan Today)

RFL boss Ralph Rimmer excited about rugby league’s “watershed moment”. (The Yorkshire Post)

Full transcript as Ralph Rimmer talks rugby league’s future, restrucutre, funding and Eddie Hearn. (Hull Daily Mail)

What’s on social

Jack Owens did very well to hold his nerve on this one!

“It means a lot to French rugby league.”

All the best to Danny Washbrook in retirement.

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Show – BBC One (11:55pm)


Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick turns 41 today (September 13).

Also celebrating; ex-London and Leeds half-back Ben Walker (45), former Leigh favourite Steve Maden (39), Huddersfield forward Kenny Edwards (32) and Australia international Cameron Munster (27).


Ryan Brierley’s hat-trick against Wakefield on Sunday saw him move into second in Leigh’s all-time top try scorers, going ahead of club legend John Woods with 154 tries to his name.


  1. No future if they keep promoting French sides & forgetting grass roots clubs . Invest in local Northern talent ( Cumbria, Lancashire & Yorkshire) rather than frogs .

    • 100% correct Kate, The sport has been neglecting grass roots / schools etc for far too long. The next generation of players and fans are not going appear out of thin air, we need to tend to our own garden and forget the onion patch !

  2. in the RFL bid to improve and promote rugby league the first thing they need to do is to get total impartiality from both on field and video officials ,something which has clearly been lacking it would seem .I appreciate officials have a difficult task but neutrality is paramount

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