What’s on site
Ben Westwood to France? That’s just one of the bits of gossip in this week’s Off the Record column.
Will the world take notice of Super League now Toronto have signed Sonny Bill Williams? Watch Brian McDermott’s explosive interview at last week’s press conference.
After our trip to the French Magic Weekend, we run through 13 familiar faces that played across the two days.
The draw for the 2021 World Cup, due to be held next Wednesday, has been delayed until January.
French clubs are keen to make a return to the Challenge Cup.
What’s on social
Wouldn’t hold your breath.
Hi @OfficialBullsRL. I request an interview with key stakeholder Nigel Wood. Let me know where and when. I look forward to hearing from you. #bradfordbulls #rugbyleague #nigelwood pic.twitter.com/KjYiYPVaM5
— Andrew Foster (@AFosterTeach) November 20, 2019
Good feature on Keegan Hirst.
Rugby League player @KeeganHirst said "f**k it" and told his teammates he was gay.
He talks about how he battled suicidal thoughts and learned to love who he really was 🙌 pic.twitter.com/WneYwKCv5y
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) November 15, 2019
Keep an eye out for this article very soon.
Absolute belter of a line from one of my interviews in France over the weekend, with one of the reps from Lyon – "since our cultural experience in Leigh, we started loving rugby league even more"
— James Gordon (@jdgsport) November 20, 2019
Roosters powerbrokers have made it public that they are so off Latrell Mitchell that they have spoken about the Kangaroos centre playing in the Canterbury Cup NSW for the North Sydney Bears in Season 2020.#NRL #roosters #latrell #northsydneybears #Tigers pic.twitter.com/teRER3sNnA
— Louis Rugby League Column (@louis_rl_Column) November 20, 2019
What’s in the papers
An incredible feature in The Mirror on former Warrington and Bradford man Matty Blythe, who has spent the last two years helping to clear dangerous ISIS areas in Iraq.
Former Great Britain international Garry Schofield has slammed the performances of Josh Hodgson on the Lions tour, as well as taking aim at under fire coach Wayne Bennett.
Widnes half-back Danny Craven turns 28 today (November 21st).
Also celebrating: former Hull and Gateshead man Tony Grimaldi (45)
The 2021 World Cup will be the sixth time England has hosted games at the tournament.